Department of Philosophy
Illinois State University
301C Stevenson Hall
Campus Box 4540  
Normal, IL 61790-4540
tel 309-438-2730

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Aristotle and Ancient Philosophy, Kant and Enlightenment Philosophy, Metaphysics


Ethics (Theoretical and Applied), Logic (Formal and Informal), Medieval Philosophy, Philosophies of Religion and Psychology, Classical Greek Culture
Competence in design and implementation of databases and CAL programs in Philosophy, and online teaching.


Doctor of Philosophy [Philosophy], University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1997. Dissertation: "Aristotle's Use of 'Genus' in Metaphysics, Logic and Science" Supervisors: Prof. Theodore C. Scaltsas, Dr. Paolo Crivelli and Mr. William Charlton.

Master of Arts [Philosophy], University of Waterloo, Canada, 1989. Thesis: "Kantian Objectivity: Connecting the Dots". Supervisor: Prof. Rolf A. George.

Bachelor of Arts [Honours Philosophy], University of Waterloo, Canada, 1987. Thesis: "William James and the Will to Believe". Supervisor: Prof. Bernard Suits


Illinois State University Normal, IL Assistant Professor (1998 - 2002; 2012-current)

Current Teaching Responsibilities (Spring 2014)

Philosophy 101: Basic Issues in Philosophy (see Reggienet)
Philosopy 251: Visions of the Self (see Reggienet)

Previous Teaching Responsibilities:

Philosophy 104: Ideals of Democracy (Fall 2013) (see Reggienet)
Phillosophy 224: Meaning and Religious Belief (Spring 2013) (see Reggienet)
Philosophy 236: Environmental Philosophy (Fall 2012) (see Reggienet)
Philosophy 238: Rights and Wrongs (Applied Ethics) (Fall 2012) (see Reggienet)

Tidewater Community College, (Adjunct) Professor, Virginia Beach, VA (2009-current)

Current Teaching Responsibilities (Spring 2014)

Philosophy 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Virginia Beach) (see Blackboard)
Philosophy 220: Ethics (Virginia Beach) (see Blackboard)

Previous Teaching Responsibilities:

Philosophy 226: Social (Applied) Ethics (Virginia Beach) (see Blackboard)


1) Philosophy Instructor

Christopher Newport University, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. (2002-2009)

University of Edinburgh Tutor, Edinburgh, Scotland 1992 - 1997

Renison College of the University of Waterloo. Teaching Assistant, Waterloo ON (1991)

Wilfrid Laurier University Teaching Assistant, Waterloo ON (1991)

University of Waterloo Teaching Assistant, Waterloo ON (1987 - 1988)

2) Research Fellow Project Archelogos , Edinburgh (1994 - 1997)

Project Archelogos is a database of Ancient Philosophy using hyper-technology to link Greek and English texts, logical analyses of the arguments and alternative interpretations. LogAnalysis is a multimedia version of the same materials plus items of interest to a non-technical audience, for use in high school and undergraduate teaching. My model of argument presentation is based on work done there.

Carr's History of Philosophy Site

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