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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 have also published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, including articles in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Ethics, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 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 and a panelist at askphilosophers.org.