- BFA, Theatre History, DePaul University
- MA, Theatre, Northwestern University
- MA, Philosophy, DePaul University
- PHD, Philosophy, DePaul University
Honors Classes Taught:
- Introduction to Philosophy
Scholarly Interests/Specialties, Recent Publications or Research Projects:
- "The Historical Pivot: Philosophy of History in Hegel," Schelling and Hölderlin (Triad Press, July 2006)
- “The Apocalypticism of Joachim of Fiore and the Western Mystery Tradition” in Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition ed. J. S. Kupperman (No. 23, September 2012)
- “Socrates’ Graveyard: The Image of Statuary in Plato’s Phaedrus” in Semiotics 2010, ed. Karen A. Haworth (University Press of America, October 2011)
- “The Body of Light and the Body without Organs” in SubStance, ed. Joshua Delpech-Ramey (University of Wisconsin Press, Issue 212, Volume 39, No. 1, March 2010)
- “To the Center of the Sky: Heidegger, Polar Symbolism and Christian Sacred Architecture” in Environment Space Place, ed. Gary Backhaus (Zeta Books, May 2009).
Why do you teach in the Honors Program?
Honors courses allow me to interact on a more personal basis with motivated students with a real passion for learning. Working with these students reminds me why I love teaching.
What makes the Honors courses you teach unique?
Honors courses, even more than my standard offerings, make use of a variety of sources including music and poetry in addition to canonical philosophical texts. This allows students to more fully engage with the cultural milieu from which these texts emerge.
How can taking Honors courses at MCC prepare students to be successful at 4-year universities or in their chosen careers?
Honors courses in Philosophy at MCC are as challenging and demanding as courses at any four-year institution. Taking honors courses now gives students a glimpse into the level of discipline and hard work that will be demanded of them at university.