Professor of Philosophy (Le Moyne College)
I’m Professor of Philosophy at Le Moyne College, a small Jesuit liberal arts school in Syracuse, New York. Over many years there, and a number of administrative as well as faculty positions, I’ve become convinced that the real value of teaching philosophy to our largely first generation college students is to awaken passion and give them tools for shaping their own lives as meaningful. Additionally, my background in German and French philosophy has led me increasingly back to the generation of my father (also a philosophy professor) and its existential turn. Above all, I’m interested in using literary tools to reach a broader audience more powerfully while maintaining the rigor of professional philosophy.
My scholarly interests include philosophy and psychoanalysis as well as philosophy and the digital age, and I’ve taught extensively in philosophy of art and architecture. I’m a father, an avid tennis player, and an enthusiastic world-traveler, spending much of my free time in Europe.