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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, punishment, Kant’s ethics, moral dilemmas, 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 member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy.