I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at Syracuse University in August 2011, and my page at Syracuse University may disappear whenever the IT department gets around to deleting it. In the meantime, I'm moving everything over here. Some of the files have begun to assert themselves as requiring passwords, and until I figure out how to store them elsewhere I'd be happy to email them to anyone who has trouble accessing them.
To contact me, please use the email address in my C.V. below.
I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LeMoyne College for Spring 2015. I have also taught at Onondaga Community College. I am no longer teaching in the Syracuse University Philosophy Department, where I did my Ph.D.
My dissertation was on the metaphysics of race. A revised and expanded version of my dissertation has been published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield. The title is A Realist Metaphysics of Race: A Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach.
I have taught (a) first-year and second-year introductory courses: ethics [theory and applied], metaphysics/epistemology, human nature [ancient through 20th century], history of philosophy [ancient, medieval, early modern], philosophy of religion (b) junior-level ethical theory, applied ethics, and history of ethics [ancient through 20th century], (c) senior-level applied ethics, and (d) junior-level logic.
"Glasgow's Anti-Realism: Experimental Philosophy and Thought Experiments" (2013, Journal of Social Philosophy)
Review of Elizabeth J. Meyer, Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools (2009) Teachers College Press, Columbia University, in Men and Masculinities (Dec 2011) 14: 630-632
Review of God and Time: Four Views, ed. Gregory E. Ganssle, InterVarsity Press (2001) in Faith and Philosophy (October 2003)
"Becoming Vetinari: Personal Identity on the Discworld" in Discworld and Philosophy (forthcoming, Open Court)
“It Doesn’t Matter What We Do: From Metaphysics to Ethics in Lost’s Time Travel” in The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone, ed. Sharon Kaye (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2010)
“Destiny in Harry Potter”, in The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles, ed. Greg Bassham (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2010), also reprinted as "Destiny in the Wizarding World" in Introducing Philosophy through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, from Hume to House, ed. William Irwin (Blackwell, 2010).
“Mutants and the Metaphysics of Race”, in X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the X-Verse, ed. Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2009), also reprinted in Introducing Philosophy through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, from Hume to House, ed. William Irwin (Blackwell, 2010).