I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Graceland University. My main research areas are Metaphysics and Philosophy of Religion, and I am also interested in Environmental Ethics. My primary area of inquiry is personal ontology, specifically how puzzles in ordinary object metaphysics threaten materialist personal ontologies

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The courses I teach cover a variety of topics in philosophy. I am currently teaching World Philosophy and Social Dimensions of Equality. In Fall I taught Finding Peace in Identity, Environmental Ethics, and an interdisciplinary course, First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I will teach two new courses: Reason and Religion and Philosophy of Death and Dying.

In 2018, I was awarded a Grant for Innovations in Teaching by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. With this support, I will pursue a project evaluating the effectiveness of alternative assessments in Philosophy courses. Another of my continuing projects is designing and facilitating pedagogy workshops for my peers. I'm particularly interested in the use of rubrics and active learning strategies as means to enhance learning. 

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