Mark Ornelas

Mark Ornelas

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

My work is at the intersection of Ethics and Cognitive Science. I work on applications of ecological psychology methodology to issues in moral psychology. My dissertation argues for a theory of moral affordances to explain agent-patient caregiving relationships. I am also a Master's student in the Department of Psychology here at the University of Cincinnati. 

My other research is interested in moral psychology, political psychology and philosphy, and transcendental phenomenology. 


Master of Science: University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2017 (Mind, Languuage, and Embodied Cognition; Philosophy/ Cognitive Science )

Bachelor of Arts: Gonzaga University Spokane, WA, USA, 2016 (Philosophy; Psychology)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Ornelas, M.L., Smith, G., & Mansouri, M. (2022. ) Redefining culture in cultural robotics.AI & Society, , 2022 , More Information

Smith, G. & Ornelas, M. L. Mindreading in the production of culturally sensitive robot behaviour.Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, , 335 ,139 More Information


Philosophy Department (Diversity, Inclusion, & Wellness Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2020

Philosophy Department (Philosophy Graduate Student Group ) Treasurer Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2022

Philosophy Department (Faculty Meeting Representative ) Elected Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2019