I am a Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Philosophy at the University of South Dakota.
My current research covers the various methods that consequentialists use to avoid or deflate the demandingness objection to consequentialism. I teach or have taught courses on the central issues of philosophy, contemporary moral problems, critical thinking, modern symbolic logic, basic probability theory, introductory political philosophy, and environmental ethics. In the past, I have taught at Washburn University (Topeka, KS), Avila University (Kansas City, MO), the University of Idaho and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the College of Saint Mary (branch campus, Lincoln, NE), and Southeast Community College (Lincoln, NE).
I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2011. Prior to that, I studied Philosophy and History as an undergraduate (B.A., May 2004) at the University of Idaho, and later studied Philosophy as a graduate student in thecollaborative Master of Arts degree program, which is a joint venture of the University of Idaho and Washington State University.
Over at my website, you'll find my blog, where I write about things that interest me in a professional capacity, such as philosophical topics and the use of technology for pedagogical purposes. You'll also find my CV and information about how I approach teaching.