I was born in Peru, grew up in Virginia, studied and worked in South Carolina, worked in Texas, and studied and worked in California, prior to beginning my doctoral studies at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
I am married to Julie, and we have two children under two years of age: Evalia and Ethan. We currently live in the Southampton neighborhood in the city of Saint Louis, where we share a duplex with my parents (who make wonderful neighbors, as it turns out!).
This year (2013-2014) I am working for the Intellectual Humility project (info here), and so will not be teaching any classes.
I do love to teach, however, and have so far had the pleasure of teaching historical introduction to philosophy, ethics, and medical ethics.
I find almost every area of philosophical inquiry interesting. However, being a mere mortal, I limit my research to epistemology (especially virtue epistemology and social epistemology), early modern philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of education, philosophy of religion, and ethics.