Professor of Philosophy,
Director, Ethics Minor Program,
Moderator, Philosophy Society
Ph.D., Fordham University, 1996
Specialties: Hermeneutics, Environmental Philosophy
Special Interests: Environmental restoration as modeling a more promising human/nature relation.
Current Projects: My main current focus is a book on environmental hermeneutics, i.e., how human ways of knowing and perceiving the natural world shape what we take that world to be.
"Can Cities be both Natural and Successful? Reflections Grounding Two Apparently Oxymoronic Aspirations." In Ingrid Leman Stefanovic and Stephen Bede Scharper, eds., The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011), 36-49.
"Socrates Outside Athens: Plato, the Phaedrus, and the Possibility of 'Dialogue' with Nature." In Phenomenology 2010, Volume 5: Selected Essays from North America, Part 2. Ed. Lester Embree, Michael Barber, and Thomas J. Nenon (Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2010), 40-65.
"Tapping Habermas's Discourse Theory for Environmental Ethics," Environmental Ethics 31 (Winter, 2009): 339-57.
"Wilderness and the City: Not Such a Long Drive After All," Environmental Philosophy 3 (2006): 28-33.
"The Genesis and Justification of Feminist Standpoint Theory in Hegel and Lukacs," Dialogue and Universalism 15 (2005): 19-41.