About me

I’m a philosophy professor turned law enforcement officer. From 2017-2023, I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities, and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas Grantham. I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy from Florida State University. I currently work for a federal law enforcement agency, but I still teach philosophy part-time.

My teaching and research interests are in applied ethics, environmental ethics, and criminal justice ethics. I have written on a wide array of topics, including abortion, sexual ethics, the morality of hunting and eating meat, drug control, gun control, police shootings, immigration, and corporal punishment.

I also have occasional interests in the philosophy of religion, specifically in arguments for the existence of God (natural theology).

Check out my CV for a full list of my published works. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Academia.edu.

I have over 30 op-eds in various popular outlets, including Quillette, The Federalist, Washington Times, Public Discourse, and Human Events.

Outside of philosophy, I’m an avid practitioner of shooting sports and self-defense training. I hold multiple certifications as a firearms instructor, including Master Pistol Instructor and Patrol Rifle Instructor. While still a philosophy professor, I attended the police academy and received my law enforcement certificate. 

I attend Southpoint church of Christ in Kansas City, Missouri. I reside near the KC Metro with my wife and newborn daughter.

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Selected Academic Publications
A full list of publications + PDFs can be found here.


Selected Popular Articles
A full list of over 30 articles + links can be found here.


Contact Information

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Arkansas Grantham
2404 N. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72207