Currently I'm a Lecturer in Philosophy in the Department of Humanities at
Indiana University Kokomo. Additionally I am Interim Director of
the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, and manage the
Philosophy program (minor, adjuncts, scheduling, etc). and
act as faculty advisor for the Humanities B.A. degree.
My areas of specialization in Philosophy include Eastern philosophy and religion, phenomenology, ethics and philosophy of human nature. I also have areas of competence in environmental ethics, contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy of religion and philosophy of technology. In addition to teaching in philosophy I also co-teach a Freshman Learning community each year that introduces first year students to the relationship between the sciences and humanities.
I have a wide range of interests in philosophy beyond my specializations and competencies including the scholarship of teaching and learning, aesthetics, philosophy of time, love and friendship, philosophy of human nature and philosophy of woman. Basically I consider myself a generalist in philosophy and will happily teach and research in nearly any area of philosophy.
Prior to my work at IU Kokomo I studied and taught in Philosophy at Purdue university. Before to moving to Indiana, I lived in Maine and attended the University of Maine. My studies there focused on philosophy, literature (in particular critical theory), and cultural anthropology (with a focus on mythology). While at UMaine I was also worked as a principle website developer for the University.
At the moment I live in Indiana with three eccentric cats and far too many books. In my spare time I read (fiction and fiction depending on my mood), hike, kayak and travel to visit my family in Maine when I can. I also have a background in dance and occasionally teach small classes at a local studio.