I am currently Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Washington University.
I joined the EWU faculty in 2008 while still completing my PhD at the University of South Florida (awarded December 2008). My dissertation compared normative concepts in the nature philosophy of American pragmatist John Dewey with that of the ancient Chinese sage Zhuangzi.
My research centers broadly around the history of normative philosophy and comparative thought, particularly on ancient philosophers who drew insights from exploring nature – like Aristotle, Lucretius, and the Daoists – as well as more recent thinkers who have combined such insights with scientific or aesthetic modes of thought, e.g. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, E.O. Wilson, and Arne Naess.