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Ph.D. Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1999
M.A. Philosophy, Florida State University, 1993
M.A. History, Florida State University, 1992
B.A. Philosophy, Florida State University, 1990
B.A. International Affairs, Florida State University, 1990
History of philosophy, especially early modern (1600-1800)
Metaphysics and epistemology
Philosophy of history and historiography
Philosophy of religion
Philosophy of social science
Philosophy through science fiction literature
Modern European history
Committee Assignments & Service to the College
Former Ethics Bowl Coordinator
Strategy Game Club Advisor
Chess Club Advisor
Student-Faculty-Staff Basketball (SFS)
Discussing all things historical and philosophical
Basketball and hockey
Dogs (especially Dachshunds)
Research Interests and potential topics for students
Research interests: Philosophy, European history, philosophy of economics, political economy, philosophy of religion, history of philosophy, intellectual history.
Potential topics for students: Immaterialism (in various applications), issues in political economy (public choice, the problem of political authority, etc.), issues in the history of philosophy, issues in the philosophy of religion/theology, others.