Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994

M.A., Purdue University, 1991

B.A., Ferrum College (Virgina), 1989

Academic interests

American Indian Philosophies, Environmental Ethics, 19th Century German Philosophy.


Frequently taught courses: Ethics (P120); Logic (P162); Environmental Ethics (P237); Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (P317); American Indian Philosophies (P357).


Liberal Arts Outstanding Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2007.

Trustees Teaching Award, 2006.

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002.

C.P. Minnick Award for Excellence in Religious and Philosophical Studies, Ferrum College, 1989.


Radical Recovery: A Manifesto of Eating Disorder Pride, University Press of America, 2006; ISBN: 0-7618-3473-7.

"Ecopsychology and 'Dominion Over Nature'," Axial, Spring 2013.

"An Introduction to Ecofeminism," Axial, Fall 2009.

"The Body Modification Paradox," Eating Disorder Education, vol. 3, March 2008.

"Immoral Religion: Vine Deloria, Jr. on Christianity," Axial, Spring 2001.

"Consequences of Ricoeur’s Time and Narrative with Regard to an Integrated Understanding of the Meaning of Death," Phenomenological Inquiry, vol. 18, October, 1994.

Website Feedback