Lecturer, Rice University
I am Executive Director of the Houston Institute, an academic non-profit whose mission is to help the people of Rice University think deeply about the best way to live through the study of the humanities, especially philosophy and literature. We do this primarily by sponsoring student reading-groups, lectures for non-specialized audiences, as well as for-credit courses. I am also a lecturer at the Rice Philosophy Department. My main research interests are in Aristotle’s ethics, but I have broader interests in the history of ethics and applied ethics. I've had the joy of teaching courses such as Contemporary Moral Issues, Historical Introduction to Philosophy, and upper level courses in Ancient Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion.