Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1996
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Houston, 1989

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Philosophers in Jesuit Education
  • North American Nietzsche Society

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

“The Erasure of Empowered Gossip in Academia.” Synergies, e-journal of University of Guelph. Under review.

“Bringing Home the Bacon.” In Arp, Bob and Belser, Kimberly, eds., The Good Wife and Philosophy. forthcoming (Blackwell).

“The Liberating Arts.” Regis University Magazine 20:1 (Fall 2011), 16 – 17.

“Knowing What We Cannot: Gossip and Rumor in Sweden.” In Bronson, Erik (ed.), The Girl with the Aristotle Tattoo: Philosophy and the Novels of Stieg Larsson, October 2011 (Blackwell).

“Against (Simple) Efficiency.” Philosophy in the Contemporary World 17:2, 58 – 67 (Fall 2010).

Awards & Recognition

Awards

  • Administrator of the Year, Regis University, 2011 - 2012
  • Administrator of the Year, Regis University, 2008 - 2009
  • Faculty Member of the Year (teaching award), Regis University, 2004
  • Faculty Lecturer of the Year (general award), Regis University, 2004
  • Service Award, Regis University AAUP, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 1997-1998
  • Service Award, Regis University AAUP, 1997
  • University Honors and honors in Philosophy, University of Houston, 1989
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, elected to membership in 1989

Community Involvment & Service

  • Committee Member (appointed), DPS Park Hill/Stapleton, February – December 2012
  • Reading Buddy, Odyssey School Denver, 2011 - present
  • Writing Coach, Arrupe High School Leadership summer program, 2007 – present (summer)
  • Writing Coach, College Summit, 2000 –2006 (summer)
  • Writing Coach, Daniels Fund, 2003 – 2007 (summers)
  • Prepared and served meals at Urban Peak, a nonprofit serving homeless teens, Catholic Worker House, 2001 – 2003