About Me


I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The University of Kansas, effective 8/18/2018.


I received my PhD. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and my BA in philosophy from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN).


My area of specialization is ethical theory.


My main research interests include personal well-being, normative ethics, moral psychology, and metaethics. Some of my work also relates to topics in medical ethics, as well as social and political philosophy. 


My CV and several of my papers are available on my academia.edu website.


I regularly teach courses on normative ethics, medical ethics, metaethics, and the history of ethics. I also have teaching interests in contemporary analytic metaphysics and philosophy of language, philosophy of art, and existentialism.


Here are some busts, portrayals, portraits, and photographs of some of my favorite philosophers.