Krishna Mallick

Krishna Mallick

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: SB-203B3
Phone: 978-542-6298

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1434 03 PHL224 Environmental Ethics
1443 01 PHL320 Philosophical Perspectives on Women
3403 06 PHL100 Introduction to Philosophy
3702 S1 PHL100 Introduction to Philosophy
4037 02 PHL490 Senior Seminar

Professional Biography

Contact Information

Krishna Mallick, Ph.D

Professor, Philosophy Department

Salem State University

Office:  Sullivan Building, North Campus, Room 203B-3

Office Phone: (978) 542-6298

Office Fax: (978) 542-2408

Educational Background

Ph.D in Philosophy, Brandeis University

M.A. in Philosophy, Calcutta University (India)

B.A. in Philosophy, Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta (India)

High School, Gokhale Memorial Girls' School (India)

Teaching Experience

Salem State University, Salem, MA, 1997-present, Professor, Philosophy Department

Taught part time at Salem State College, MA, from 1979 - 1996

I have also taught different Philosophy courses at Northeastern University, University of Lowell, Rivier College, Emmanuel College, Bentley College, Wheaton College, Simmons College and University of Massachusetts in Boston for one or two semesters at various times in the past.

Professional Memberships/Activities

American Philosophical Association (APA)

Planning Committee of NEPSA (New Englahd Peace Studies Association)

The Society for Business Ethics

Gandhi-King Society

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Professional Interests

My research is in the interdisciplinary areas of Peace Studies, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies and Ethics.  I am particularly interested in the grassroots environmental movements of India led and/or followed by women, which follow the Gandhian method of 'Satyagraha'.  I am also interested in comparative analysis of the western and nonwestern viewpoints in applied ethics. I have co-edited with Dr. Doris Hunter, An Anthology of Nonviolence: Historical and Contemporary Voices, 2002, Greenwood Press


I was the Chairperson of the Philosophy Department and coordinator of IDS--BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) Applied Ethics and Philosophy of Art & Culture concentrations from Fall 2001 - Spring 2010.  I am responsible for teaching Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Women, Eastern Philosophy, Alternatives to Violence and the honors course Topics in Ethics.  Additionally, I am a member of the Earth Day Committee, Undergraduate Research Symposium and University Wide Sustainability Task Force.  I am also an outside dissertation committee advisor for a candidate at Lesley University

Selected Publications



2014 (Forthcoming) "Philosophically Speaking:  Expeirences/Reflections of Teaching Philosophy with a Service-learning Component,"  Pedagogy & Human Sciences, Spring 2014 Special Issue, Special Edition: Best Practices in Student Engagement: Motivation, Strategy and Beyond.

2010 Entries on "Buddha" and "Hinduism and Peace Philosophy" International Encyclopedia of Peace, Oxford niversity Press,

2005 Entries on "Martin Luther King Jr.," Amartya Sen," and "Martin R. Delaney," in the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Thoemmess Press, 2005.

2002 With co-editor Dr. Doris Hunter, An Anthology of Nonviolence: Historical and Contemporary Voices, September, 2002, Greenwood Press , $79.95 Barnes & and Greenwood. com

1998 "Sex Determination Test in India: Reinforcing the Bias Against Women," Cultural Otherness & Beyond (Philosophy of History & Culture, Volume 19), edited by Chhanda Gupta & D. P. Chattopadhyay, Brill Academic Publishers, January 1998

1994 "Comparable Worth and Sex Segregation in the Workplace" and "Individual Discrimination" in Survey of Social Science: Sociology, Salem Press, California, 1994

1994 "Shankara," "Vedanta," "Upanishads," "Rabindranath Tagore," and "Sri Aurobindo," --1000 words, 500words and --250 words references in Magill's Reference: Ethics, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 1994

1991 "Plato's Crito and Bhagavad Gita," The Philosophy of Socrates, edited by K. J. Boudouris, 1991 International Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture, Athens

1990 Business Ethics: A philosophical Approach, third edition, edited by Kevin Funchion, Krishna Mallick and Edward Meagher, published by Ginn Press, Fall 1990

1990 Nonviolence: A Reader in the Ethics of Action, edited by Doris Hunter and Krishna Mallick, published by University Press of America in U.S.A., February 1990, and by Gandhi Peace Foundation in India, 1990


2011 ”Capabilities Approach” and Sustainable Environment: The Case of Save the Narmada River Movement in

India,” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol.1, No. 14, October 2011, pp. 272 -  282.

2008" A New Philosophy of Ecology," Sextant: The Journal of Salem State College, Volume XVI, No. 1, Spring, 2008, pp. 6- 11.

2006 "India's Women's Peace Corps: Embodying Gandhi's Idea for a Peace Army," Peacework: Global Thought and Local Action for Nonviolent Social Change, September 2006, vol. 33, issue 368, Special Issue: 100 Years of Gandhian Nonviolent Action, pp. 18 - 19.

2004 "Aung San Suu Kyi: The Lady of Burma, Fellowship (FOR), November/December, Volume 70, Number 11-12, 2004.

2003 "Three Case Studies of Nonviolence in the Context of their Relationship to Gandhian Satyagraha," Gandhi Marg, Volume 25, Number 3, October/December, 2003.

2000 "A Reflection on Overcoming Apathy in Relation to Aurobindo's Interpretation of the Message of Bhagavadgita," Bridges, Volume 7, Numbers 3 / 4, Fall/Winter 2000

1999 "History of the Chipko Movement: Saving the Trees of India," SEXTANT: The Journal of Salem State College, Volume X, No. 1, Fall 1999

1997 "Gender Equity in Undergraduate College," Proceedings of the American Association of University Women, 1997

1995 "Radhakrishnan's Contributions to Philosophy", New Essays in the Philosophy of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, edited by S. S. Rama Rao Pappu, Sri Satguru Publications, Delhi, India, 1995

1995 "Third World Critique of American Environmentalism," The Natural Environment: Interdisciplinary Views, Interdisciplinary Environmental Proceedings, edited by Kevin L. Hickey and Demetri Kantarelis, 1995

1991 "A Possible Solution of the Environmental Conflict Through Public Interest Science," Proceedings of Earth Ethics Forum '91 and International Symposium on Environmental Ethics and Related Topics, Earth Ethics Research Group, Inc., Seminole, Florida, November 1991

1991 "A Strategy to Solve Moral Dilemmas Faced by Organizations: A Lesson From Philosophy," Proceedings of the conference Administrative Leadership: Lessons from Liberal Learning, Pace University , Department of Public Administration, April, 1991

1991 "Chipko Movement of India: Can it Apply to the United States?" Book of Proceedings of 2nd. Annual National Conference on Ethics in America, University Extension Services, California State University, Long Beach, California, January 1991

Selected Presentations


2000 Presented a workshop on "Experiential Exercises for a Team-Taught Graduate Course," 6th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, October 14, 2000 at Northeastern Uiversity

1998 Presented a workshop on "A Case for Team Teaching," with John Mack (Management Department) at the 4th Annual Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching, September 26,1998 at Northeastern University

1997 Presented a workshop on "Job Search for Graduate Students" at the AAR (American Association of Religion) Maritime/Northeast Region on March 21, 1997 at Wheaton College, Norton, MA


2007 Presented " "Capabilities Approach" and Sustainable Environment: The Case of Save the Narmada River Movement in India" at the Philosophy Department Research Seminar at La Trobe University on May 2, 2007 and also at the seminar of Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Australia on May 3, 2007.

2005 Presented "Women in the Chipko Movement of India," Ethics Center & Women's Studies Program, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA on October 20 and 21, 2005

2003 Presented "Mahatma Gandhi's Relevance to the Modern World," as MACIE lecturer in UMASS/Dartmouth in September, 2002 and Bunker Hill Community College in March, 2003

2002 Presented "Three Case Studies of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr. (United States), Nelson Mandela (South Africa) and Aung Saan Su Kyi (Myanmar/Burma)," at the Philosophy Department Seminar on December 11, 2002 in Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India

2002 Presented the paper, "Relevance of Gandhian Satyagraha to the modern world," at the International Conference on India's Contributions & Influences in the World of WAVES (World for Vedic Studies), July 12, 2002

2002 Commentator, the Graduate Student Panel on "The Cold War in Asia," at the Graduate Research Day Showcasing Faculty and Student Research, Salem State College, April 27, 2002

2002 Facilitator of Readings in Diversity: A Series of Literature Discussions for Saffron Sky: A Life between Iran and America by Gelareh Asayesh, April 2, 2002, sponsored by Salem State College Graduate School and American Association of University Women-North Shore Branch, Salem State College

1998 Discussant of the paper "Do scandals evoke code of ethics," at the 1998 Annual Conference of Northeast Economics and Business Association, October 30, 1998 in Rhode Island

1998 Presented the paper, "A Common Ground for Feminism & Cultural Relativism in the Context of Human Rights: Case of Sex Determination Test of India," at the World Congress of Philosophy, held in Copley Place, Boston, August 11, 1998

1998 Participated in a discussion on Nonviolence with Dale Bryan of Tufts University, Peace and Justice Program, February 26, 1998

1998 Participated in a discussion on Hinduism in "Chaplain's Table" class in Tufts University with Scotty McLennan on February 5, 1998

1997 Presented the paper "Gender Equity in Undergraduate College" at the AAUW (American Association of University Women) conference at Salem State College on May 3, 1997


2005 Review of Gandhi and King: The POWER of Nonviolent Resistance, by Michael J. Nojeim, Praeger Publishers, 2004, in Peace and Change, Vol. 30, # 4, October, 2005

Personal Interests

I am originally from India and am interested in Indian songs and music.  I have come to U.S. in 1970 and has been living in the Greater Boston area for about 43 years.