518 W Locust
McMullen Hall, 017
PhD, Purdue University
Philosophy and Literature
MA, University of Toledo
BS, Eastern Michigan University
Philosophy of Religion
History of American Philosophy
American philosophy, philosophy of religion, critical thinking, existentialism, and American Literature.
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (1998-present): Member of Program Committee, (2009); Coordinator for APA Central sessions, (2014-2017)
William James Society (2004-present)
Iowa Philosophical Society (2007-present): Host of the 2011 Meeting at St. Ambrose.
Advisory Board for the Center for Teaching Excellence (2009-present)
Advisory Board for the Baecke Humanities Fund (2008-2010)
Educational Policies Committee (Fall 2008, replacement position)
"Last Call for William James: Pragmatism, Piper, and the Fruits of Psychical Research." The Pluralist. 7:1 (forthcoming 2012).
"The Moral Equivalent of Meat: A Vegetarian Challenge to the American Omnivore." Contemporary Pragmatism. 8:2 (2011).
"The First Church of Christ, Pragmatist: Christian Science and Responsible Optimism." Journal of Religion and Health. 50:3 (2011).
"Another View of Arthur Dimmesdale: A Profound Lesson in Scapegoating from The Scarlet Letter." Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. Vol. 18 (2011).
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