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I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University. I did my undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Department in 2011, I taught at the University of Utah and at Northern Illinois University.
My primary areas of interest are in American Philosophy, particularly the work of John Dewey, and applied ethics, especially environmental and animal ethics.
Recent, representative publications
- "Pragmatism, Metaphysics, and Bioethics: Beyond a Theory of Moral Deliberation," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (2013) 38 (6): 725-742.
- "Dewey, Situationism, and Moral Education," Educational Theory, 60(2) May 2010, 147-166.
- "A Trans-actional Approach to Moral Development," Ethics and Education, 5(1) March 2010, 13-24.
- "Pragmatism and Pets: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Maddie's Fund, and No More Homeless Pets in Utah." In Animal Pragmatism, Andrew Light and Erin McKenna, eds. Indiana University Press, 2004, 210-227.
- "The Structure of Dewey's Scientific Ethics." Philosophy of Education. 2000, 143-150