Illustration from Leslie Ward, "A Feminine Philosopher," Vanity Fair 1873
I'm a Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA. Much of my work to date has focused on John Stuart Mill's moral and social-political philosophy; my book J. S. Mill: Moral, Social and Political Thought was published by Polity in 2010. In addition, I work on topics in consequentialist moral philosophy and liberal political thought. At present, I'm also pursuing interests in moral psychology and practical reasoning. In the summer of 2016 I became the editor-in-chief of Utilitas, after having previously served as its reviews editor.