Education

B.A., North Park College, 1964

M.A., University of Illinois, 1966

Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1971

Academic interests

Charles S. Peirce; 

History of American Philosophy;

Pragmatism

Publications

“Charles Peirce, Josiah Royce, and Communities of Interpretation,” Semiotics 2016, Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2017, pages 1-11.

Editor, the Ph.D. dissertation of Josiah Royce, posted on the Josiah Royce Edition website.

Editor, various unpublished Royce manuscripts posted on the Josiah Royce Edition website.

“Francis Wayland,” Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America, edited by John Shook, London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, 1009-1011. Invited.

“Peirce on Evolution, Semiosis, and God: An Example of Semiotic Continuity,” Semiotics 2015: Virtual Identities, Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2016, 1021-1031. Refereed.

“Josiah Royce Influenced Charles Peirce,” European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, Volume 8, Number 2, December 2016, 338-348. Refereed.

Review of Peirce: Five Questions in The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Volume 51, Number 4, Winter 2015, 549-552. Invited.

“A Singular Love Affair – Charles and Juliette Peirce,” Cognitio, Volume 16, Number 1, January-June 2015, 137-152. Refereed.

“Charles Peirce, Signs and Meaning,” Semiotics 2014, Charlotte, VA, Philosophy Documentation Center, 2014, 575-583. Refereed. 

“Peirce – ‘…my mind must be different’,” Cognitio, July-December 2013, Volume 14, Number 2, 203-220. Refereed.

“The Primacy of Procreative Action in Peirce’s Semiosis,” Semiotics 2013, Charlotte, VA, Philosophy Documentation Center, 2014, 107-116. Refereed.

Service

Member, Historic Elsah Foundation, 1978- (Regularly serve in museum.)

Trustee (Secretary/Treasurer), QEM Fire Protection District, Elsah, IL., 1996-2009 

President, Nelson Foundation, an environmental foundation funding local endeavors, 2001-2008.

Board Member, Meeting of the Rivers Foundation, a civic group supporting the USACOE museum at Lock & Dam 26 on the Mississippi River, 2001-2008.