Dr. Mark T. Conrad, a native of Troy , Ohio , graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in philosophy from Wright State in 1988. He received an M.A. in philosophy from Miami University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University in 1995. Mark is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City . He is co-editor of and a contributor to “Woody Allen and Philosophy” and “The Philosophy of Film Noir” Mark is the author of several scholarly essays in recent Continental Philosophy; he is also the author of a novel entitled Dark as Night and his second novel is forthcoming.