Professor (Elmhurst College)
I am a Professor of Philosophy at Elmhurst College - just outside Chicago - where I also hold the Donald W. and Betty J. Buik Chair. I have been at Elmhurst since 2005 and teach a wide range of courses including a variety of applied ethics courses, Modern philosophy, and Social & Political Philosophy. I chose to participate in the PhilLife Project in order to further refine a First-Year Seminar that I teach on "Philosophy and the Good Life."
My research is divided into two strands: one focuses on the work of Gilles Deleuze (especially as it intersects with other issues in twentieth century French philosophy), the other focuses on the philosophical relevance and importance of comedy.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our dog, playing boardgames, and traveling.