I'm a Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA. Before coming to ODU in 1999 I held one-year positions at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Florida. From April through July 2014 I was the John Stuart Mill Visiting Chair of Social Philosophy at the Universität Hamburg (Germany). I did my Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Kurt Baier and David Gauthier. While at Pitt I also completed an M.A. in Economics. 

Much of my work to date has been on John Stuart Mill's moral and social-political philosophy. I have also worked on topics in consequentialist moral philosophy and liberal political thought more generally. At present, I'm also pursuing interests in moral psychology and applied ethics.