I’m a humanities professor in the Foundations Program at Grantham University and an adjunct professor of philosophy at Park University. 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 defending a natural law approach to environmental ethics.
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.
Check out my CV for a full list of my published works. I am the category editor for the PhilPapers section on gun control, where I maintain a catalogue of papers relevant to the topic. 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). 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.
| Selected Publications
2017: “Why Recreational Drug Use is Immoral” [NEW]
College of Arts and Sciences