Welcome to my home page.
Welcome! I am the primary philosophy professor at Elmira College. As a result, my teaching ranges over the historical and substantive questions of Western philosophy. My main research interests lie in the fields of aesthetics and ethics, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century European and American philosophy.
During the Spring Term of 2009, I served as a co-instructor with Dr. Heidi Dierckx (Classics) for a travel course to Egypt and Greece. This image was taken during our trip. Below are a couple of photos of me looking more professorial. I spent Term III of 2011 in South Africa.
I am honored to be serving as one of Elmira College's representatives to the seminar on "The Self: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches," part of the Jessie Ball duPont Seminar held June 6-25, 2010 at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.
In the past, Elmira College philosophy students have presented papers at the Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and I have advised a team of students that competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl. This year we're headed to the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and we hope to compete next year at Dartmouth College.
On this page, you'll find information about my teaching and research interstests, as well as what I do when I'm not teaching and writing. If you still have questions, feel free to send me an e-mail.