Academic interests

Ethics; Contemporary social and political issues; 20th-century thought; Continental philosophy; Philosophy of culture


Philosophy and Culture (PHIL P414), Twentieth-Century Philosophy (PHIL P316), Seminar in the History of Philosophy (Aristotle) (PHIL P418), Ethics (PHIL P120)


Named to IUPUI 21 Club, academic year 2009-2010, for being identified by a freshman as an individual who has made a difference in his or her success at IUPUI; nominated in 2010 for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ (NSCS) Inspire Integrity Awards; Named by a freshman student, fall of 2010, as the “one individual on the campus who has helped them be successful at IUPUI” and so listed by University College as part of the I-Care for IUPUI Students initiative; identified by 49 graduating students over eight years as having a “positive influence” on their undergraduate learning experience; Gateway Scholar, $5,000 grant, summer institute, and year-long faculty learning group oriented toward transforming teaching and facilitating research in introductory college courses, 2005-2006; Honors Summer Faculty Fellowship, $3,000 stipend, summer 2007, to develop a new honors course under the title “Image and Reality in Film and Life: A Philosophical Perspective”


“The moral thinking of Macbeth,” Philosophy and Literature; “Agency implies weakness of will,” ProtoSociology: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research; “Spirituality, economics, and education: A dialogic critique of ‘Spiritual Capital’,” with Robert J. Helfenbein, Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship; “On perfect goodness,” Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics; “Dialogue as moral paradigm: Paths toward intercultural transformation,” Policy Futures in Education. Other publications include “Socrates, dialogue, and us: Ignorance as learning paradigm,” with Deborah Biss Keller, in Epistemologies of Ignorance and Studies of Limits in Education, (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011); "The practice of dialogue: Socrates in the Meno," in An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, Vol. IV, (Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2010); “Mutuality or monopoly: Reflections on the ethics of international curriculum work," in International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press, 2012)


Reviewer, Oxford University Press, 2008, 2010; Reviewer, Philosophical Studies in Education, journal of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, spring 2010; “Being Good at Work: The Practice of Ethics in the Public Interest”, Lecture on Ethics to AGA/ASMC Joint Professional Development Conference at the Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison, fall 2007