Ph.D., Philosophy University of Southern California 2004

M.A., Philosophy California State University Long Beach 1999

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, California State University Pomona, 1989

B.S., Architecture California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1979

Academic interests

Metaphysics, Causation, Philosophy of Science, Logic and Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Creativity


Frequently taught courses: Introduction to Philosophy (P110); Logic (P162); Symbolic Logic (P265); Space, Time, and Causation (P383); Paradoxes (P383); Philosophy of Creativity (P383).


IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award (twice)

Curriculum Enhancement Grant, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning

Order of Troy Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service to the life of the University of Southern California

Supplemental Instruction Excellence Award, Learning Assistance Center, California State University Long Beach


Board Member & Chief Financial Officer, Lindley Institute for Conflict Resolution

Philosophy Club Advisor/Coordinator, 2006–2009

Planning Committee, 2013 Joseph Taylor Symposium

IUPUI Student Appeals Pool

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