Welcome to my home page. I’m Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (more colloquially known as Cal Poly Pomona). My research is principally in ethics, with particular emphases on suicide, grief, punishment, Kantian ethics, paternalism, and moral psychology. My book, Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions, was published in 2011 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. I’m also a contributor to two blogs: PEA Soup, a forum for philosophical ethics, and In Socrates’ Wake, a blog on teaching philosophy.  Since 2011, I have served as editor of the journal Teaching Philosophy. I’m also a founding member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying.