Welcome! I am the primary philosophy professor at Elmira College. As a result, my teaching ranges over the historical and substantive questions of Western philosophy. My main research interests lie in the fields of aesthetics and ethics, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century European and American philosophy.

I regularly participate in Term III Travel Courses.  During the Spring Term of 2009, I served as a co-instructor with Dr. Heidi Dierckx (Classics) for a travel course to Egypt and Greece.   Spring 2011 found me in South Africa with Dr. Martha Easton.  Elmira College Term III Travel courses offer student an invaluable opportunity for experiential learning, one in which I'm honored to participate.

I am have served as one of Elmira College's representatives to the seminar on "The Self: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches," part of the Jessie Ball duPont Seminar held June 6-25, 2010 at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

In the past, Elmira College philosophy students have presented papers at the Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and I have advised teams of students that have competed in Regional Ethics Bowl Competitions.

On this page, you'll find information about my teaching and research interstests, as well as what I do when I'm not teaching and writing. If you still have questions, feel free to send me an e-mail or take a look at my CV.