- PhD, University of Chicago
- MA, University of Chicago
- BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
I received my Undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1975, and completed my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1981 with a Dissertation entitled “The Elements of Ethics: Toward a Topography of the Moral Field.” My areas of interest in philosophy are Ethical Theory, History of Ethics, and the history of Philosophy.
I am a member of the American Philosophical Association, The North American Kant Society, and the American Society for 18th Century Studies. Before teaching at USM, I taught at Iowa State University, Indiana University Northwest, and at Barat College in Illinois. My favorite philosopher is Immanuel Kant.
Johann Bernhard Basedow and the Transformation of Modern Education: Educational Reform in the German Enlightenment (Bloomsbury, 2021; paperback, 2022).
Anthropology from a Kantian Point of View. Cambridge Elements Series: The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant. (Cambridge University Press, paperback, 2021).
Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature (Oxford University Press, 2011; paperback, 2014).