518 W Locust
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Philosophy and Literature
Doctor of Philosophy, 2003
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Master of Arts, 1999
Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts, 1995
Philosophy of Religion
History of American Philosophy
Philosophy of Art
Comprehensive Pro-Life Ethics
Philosophies of Life
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (1998-present): Member of Program
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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