Associate Professor of Philosophy
Randall Student Center
I teach most of the philosophy courses that UMA offers, including Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics. I also teach the Interdisciplinary Course that is required for Liberal Studies majors. I always like to have a good discussion going in class. Don’t feel bad if you leave my class more confused than you arrived because one of my strategies in the classroom is to raise questions about the assumptions that we all share about philosophical and ethical topics.
I study and write in the area of American Philosophy. My articles have been published in journals such as TEACHING PHILOSOPHY and ESSAYS IN PHILOSOPHY and I regularly review books for the JOURNAL OF SPECULATIVE PHILOSOPHY. I have presented papers at conferences of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and the American Philosophical Association. In 2002, I received the William James prize for a paper at the APA.
I serve on the Ethics Committee of Maine General Medical Center, the Bridge Year of Maine Board and on the Founder’s Council of the Snow Pond Arts Academy.