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I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's University, in San Antonio, Texas.

My undergraduate degree was a B.A. in philosophy from University of St. Thomas, in Houston, Texas. I did graduate work at Northwestern University and at the University of Houston before going to Rice, where I earned my M.A. and Ph.D in philosophy.

Here at St. Mary's I teach courses in Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Film, Ancient Philosophy, Hellenistic Philosophy, and Medieval Philosophy. Within the area of ethics, I have taught courses in Foundational Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Professional Ethics, Computer Ethics, and Moral Theory. I have also taught Renaissance Philosophy for the Innsbruck study-abroad program sponsored by the St. Mary's School of Business. Last semester (spring, 2009), I taught a course in Medieval Spanish History and in Medieval Philosophy for the Spain study-abroad program. I am Director of the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl. My current area of interest is the intellectual history of late antiquity (circa A.D. 150-500).

I am also involved in the National Ethics Bowl, particularly as a member of the case-writing committee.

I am in my second year of a reading list of about 600 works of literature. Click here to see where I am on this project.

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Note: I am not endorsing any product on the following "gadget." I just like the word-a-day.






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