I’m a philosophy and humanities professor at Grantham University and an adjunct professor of philosophy at Park University and Johnson County Community College. Previously, I taught at Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College. I hold a master’s degree in philosophy from Florida State University. I’m currently working towards a PhD in philosophy at the University of Reading, where my dissertation (supervised by David Oderberg) will focus on a natural rights approach to self-defense.
My teaching and research interests are in applied ethics, social philosophy, and environmental ethics. Within these areas, my scholarly work draws on the resources of classical natural law theory to defend a broadly libertarian-conservative approach to the controversial moral issues of our time. I also have occasional interests in the philosophy of religion, specifically in natural theology. My long-term research goal is to write at least one academic article on every issue that leftists are wrong about.
Check out my CV for a full list of my published works. I am the category editor for the PhilPapers section on gun control and an executive editor of Ordered Liberty, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the free and unfettered exchange of ideas amongst conservative thinkers and their critics. I am also a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (but not the Society of Christian Philosophers, due to their disgraceful treatment of Richard Swinburne) and the National Association of Scholars. You can find me on Facebook and Academia.edu.
When I’m not teaching or attending to scholarly duties, you can find me shooting guns or playing Minecraft and Overwatch. I attend Southpoint Church of Christ in Kansas City, Missouri. (Despite my heavily Thomistic tendencies, I’m proudly Protestant)
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|Selected Academic Publications
2018: “A Moral Defense of Trophy Hunting” Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy (forthcoming) [NEW]
|Selected Popular Articles
2018: “The Moral Case for Corporal Punishment” What’s Wrong? [NEW]
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