B.A., Cornell College, 1996
M.A., Boston College, 1999
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011
Courses Regularly Taught
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Contemporary European Philosophy
Current Research Interests
Continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the resourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). Of late, I have also been spending considerable time thinking about liberal education.
- The Perennial Conversation: An Introduction to Philosophy, Kendall/Hunt 2012.
- Great Ideas: Fragments of Western Civilization (with Charlie Huenemann), Kendall/Hunt 2012.
- "Teaching Critical Thinking," Assignment Design Charrette, March 2015.
- "Becoming a Learner: Framing the Purpose of a College Education," 34th Annual FYE Conference, February 2015.
- "Myth, Moral Education, and the Liberal Arts," Intermountain Philosophical Society, November 2014.