Dr. Philip A. Pecorino
Dr. Philip A. Pecorino has been an instructor of Philosophy at Queensborough Community College for nearly
40 years. He is also a consortial Professor of Philosophy in the School of Professional Studies at The City University
of New York Graduate School and University Center. Dr. Pecorino has appointments as adjunct Professor of
Philosophy at Nassau County Community College, State University of New York (SUNY) and Suffolk County
Originally from Flushing, Queens, Dr. Pecorino was educated in New York City and by the City. He graduated
from Boston College magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He went
on to graduate school at Fordham University, where he obtained both a Master of Arts degree and a doctorate in
Philosophy. Dr. Pecorino, who attended New York University for post graduate work in Educational Psychology,
has published several articles in philosophical publications, humanities publications and elsewhere.
Dr. Pecorino has held the positions of Executive Officer, Long Island Philosophical Society; President, Eastern
Division, Community College Humanities Association; Chairperson, American Philosophical Association, Committee
on Two-Year College Philosophy; and President, American Association of Philosophy Teachers.
He is the author/editor of on-line textbooks available without cost and adopted for use by the International
University of the People; the American Public University System; American Military University; and American
Public University. The text book subject titles include: Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics,
Medical Ethics, Computers, Information Technologies, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values, and Perspectives
on Death and Dying. Dr. Pecorino is a co-author with Dr. Shannon Kincaid, Social Sciences, of The Profession of
Education: Responsibilities, Ethics and Pedagogic Experimentation.
Dr. Pecorino continues to explore new ways to use technology to enhance education and writes on matters of
pedagogy, in particular involving the new media and information technologies.