Professor of Philosophy and the Ralph W. Beeson Professor of Religion

Having taught at Maryville College for more than two decades, I love engaging students in conversations about philosophy, theology, and ethics. My teaching and research interests focus on metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy and science, political and moral philosophy, and theology. I have published two books, multiple articles, and numerous reviews on these subjects.

Selected Courses:

–PHL149: Life's Ultimate Questions
–PHL249: Philosophy, Science, and the Human Self
–PHL349: Darwin and Philosophy
–REL346: History, Culture, and Politics in the Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr