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 Mind, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Ethics, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- I’m also a contributor to two academic 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, a panelist at askphilosophers.org, and a contributing blogger at Psychology Today (‘Ethics in Question’.)