Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. Georgetown University
Philosophy of Music Art and Philosophy
Epistemology and Metaphysics
Nature of Human Nature A First Course in Philosophy
Animals and Ethics Logic and Critical Thinking
Logic II War and Justice
Meaning of Life Aesthetics
Constructing Reality Contemporary Moral Issues
Environmental Ethics Fiction and Philosophy
Literature and Philosophy Health Care Ethics
First Year Seminar Business Ethics
Marx and Philosophy Truth and Relativism
A life-long teacher and aspiring jazz pianist, I approach all courses as a facilitator of improvisational (relatively spontaneous yet constrained by reference to a complex body of theory and information), inclusive, informed, and respectful philosophical dialogue.
I have published works in epistemology and metaphysics, ethics, the philosophy of education/critical thinking, and aesthetics; dabbled in fiction, poetry, gardening, and carpentry; and labored for decades to improve as a jazz pianist.