My research interests include ethics, ontology, and philosophy of mind. I’ve taught philosophy, logic, critical thinking, humanities, and political science courses, at Wayne State, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan State, University of Michigan-Flint, and other institutions. The Lawrence Technological University courses I have taught include the following.
The American Experience: Development
The American Experience: Foundations
The American Intellectual Tradition
Special Topics: Metaphysics and Mind
In my spare time I enjoy gardening, fitness training, and studying languages. I served over two years in Mali as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Ph.D., Wayne State University (Philosophy)
Dissertation: The Metaphysical Ground of Similarity. Ph.D. thesis, Wayne State University, 1998.
“The Permeability of Causal Criteria of Identity for Universals,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, March 2002, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 16-37.
“Fodor and Concept Identity”.
Fight Sport Philosophy (Violent sports: Participant observation and philosophical reflections). In progress.