Publications

Publications Book Reviews Presentations Memberships
Books Current Projects Media Presentations Courses Taught
Journal Articles Awards Offices References
Other Essays and Articles Education Service

EMPLOYMENT

Creighton University Professor of Philosophy and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, March 2005 to present
Creighton University Associate Professor of Philosophy and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, March 1997 to February 2005 (tenured March 1996)
Creighton University Assistant Professor of Philosophy, August 1990 to March 1997

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, and AWARDS

  • Creighton University Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund: “Epictetus’ Encheiridion: A new English translation” (May 2017–Feb. 2018)
  • Creighton University “Iggy” Award (for outstanding freshman mentors, counselors, advocates, and role models) February 3, 2015
  • Creighton University Academic Affairs 2014 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship: “Epictetus on Tragedy, Homeric Unheroes, and Stoic Heroism”
  • Creighton University Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society 2010 fall cycle grant: Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Creighton University Graduate School 2010 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship: Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Creighton University Academic Development and Technology Center eFellowship Fall 2009 to Spring 2010
  • Creighton University Graduate School 2008 Research Initiative Grant: Lessons in Liberation: Epictetus as Educator
  • Creighton University Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society 2008 spring cycle grant: “The Providential Tourist: Epictetus on Journeys”
  • Creighton College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Program stipend as facilitator of the Diversity and the Environment Faculty Reading Group 2007-08
  • Cardoner Program Vocation Fellowship Creighton University, summer 2005 to spring 2006
  • Winner of the Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Creighton University, February 7, 2005
  • Nominee for the Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Creighton University, January 30, 2002
  • Creighton University Office of Institutional Research & Assessment 2002 summer assessment grant for the Philosophy Dept. Assessment Committee
  • Visiting Scholar at the Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley, January 13 to December 18, 1999
  • Affiliated Scholar at The Ethics Center, University of South Florida (100 Fifth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL), August 24 to December 22, 1998
  • Creighton University Graduate School 1998 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship: “Socrates and Stoic Heroism in Epictetus”
  • Center for Hellenic Studies Summer Scholar, Washington, D.C., June 25 to August 6, 1997
  • William F. Kelley, S.J. Outstanding Service Achievement Award for the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee of Creighton University, Sept. 26, 1996
  • US WEST Academic Development and Technology Fellowship, Creighton University summer 1995.  View my 12.5 minute exit interview (.wmv file).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities travel stipend to participate in: Duty, Interest & Practical Reason: Aristotle, Kant & the Stoics, organized by the Program in Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science, University of Pittsburgh, March 18–20, 1994
  • Creighton College of Arts & Sciences 1993 Summer Faculty Development Grant: How to Write Philosophy Papers: A Manual
  • Creighton University Graduate School 1992 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship: “Epictetus Ethics of Stoic Love and Happiness as Freedom

EDUCATION

The University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Sept. 1984 – May 1990
Ph.D. in philosophy received May 1990
University Teaching Fellowship Sept. 1984 – May 1990
Dissertation: Stoic strength: An examination of the ethics of Epictetus
Supervisor: Charles H. Kahn, Professor of Philosophy, The University of Pennsylvania
Other committee members:
Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
John M. Cooper, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
R. Jay Wallace, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) Sept. 1982 – June 1984
B.A. in philosophy received June 1984
Honors Received:  Phi Beta Kappa (Delta Chapter of Indiana, May 25, 1984)
Departmental Honors in Philosophy
College Honors
Georgia M. Watkins Scholarship in Greek & Latin

The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) Sept. 1980 – June 1982

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION        Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Ethics

AREAS OF COMPETENCE       Ethics and Animals, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of the Person, History of Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy, Logic

LANGUAGES        Reading knowledge of Classical Greek, Latin, and German.  Fluent in English.

PUBLICATIONS

[Google Scholar CITATIONS of these publications]

BOOKS 

‡ Reviewed in:

* Reviewed in:

† Reviewed in:

  •    Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.08.41, by Scott M. Rubarth
  •    Journal of Hellenic Studies 120 (2000): 170–171, by Christopher Gill
  •    Ancient Philosophy 20, no. 2 (Fall 2000): 521–524, by Robert J. Rabel
  •    Classical Review 50, no. 1 (2000): 154–155, by George Boys-Stones
  •    Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXVII, no. 4 (Oct. 1999): 671–673, by Eric Brown
  •    Electronic Antiquity 3, no. 7 (May 1997), by Brad Inwood

JOURNAL ARTICLES

OTHER ARTICLES and ESSAYS

REVIEW ARTICLE

REVIEWS

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

PEDAGOGICAL MANUAL

  • How to Write Philosophy Papers: A Manual for Beginning Philosophy Students (Creighton University, 1993).

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS

  • Epictetus’ Enchiridion: A New Translation and Guide to Stoic Ethics (with Scott F. Aikin) London: Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781350009516 pb (under contract).  A 60,000 to 75,000 word translation of, and commentary on, Epictetus’ Enchiridion.

OTHER WORK IN PROGRESS

  • “Cosmologies: Stoic, Christian, Secular” (paper)
  • “Terrorism, Phobias, and Stoic Therapies for Arresting Fear” (paper)
  • “Fake Meat” (entry for the Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, edited by P. B. Thompson and D. M. Kaplan, Springer, 2018)
  • “Stoicism and Food” (entry for the Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, edited by P. B. Thompson and D. M. Kaplan, Springer, 2018)
  • “Is it Wise to Fear Death?  Stoics on Mortality, Grief, and Lactic Equanimity” (paper to be submitted to Acta Analytica)
  • Review of C. Kavin Rowe, One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions. Yale Univ. Press, 2016.  Ancient Philosophy.
  • “Stoic Compassion and Fearless Philanthropy” (paper)
  • “How a Stoic Eats in Accordance with Nature” (germinal paper)
  • “Cynics and Freegans: autarkeia then and now” (germinal paper)
  • “Anger, Seneca, and the Incredible Hulk” (germinal paper)
  • “Stoic Ecology: How the Sage Lives Sustainably” (germinal paper)
  • “Manliness and Stoicism in Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full” (accepted for publication by the American International Journal of Contemporary Research 17 November 2013)

LECTURES and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Phobias, Terrorism, and Stoic Fearlessness,” an invited plenary session talk at STOICON, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 14, 2017.
  • “Cosmologies: Stoic, Christian, Secular” to be presented at the Kripke Center Symposium: Religion & Secularism, Creighton Univ., Omaha, Neb. October 6, 2017.
  • “Refugees, Stoicism, and Cosmic Citizenship” presented at the conference on Political Refugees in the Ancient Greek World at the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme, Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 16, 2017.
  • “Terrorism, Phobias, and Stoic Therapies for Arresting Fear” presented at the Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland, June 6, 2017.
  • “Refugees, Exile, and Stoic Cosmopolitanism” presented at the Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland, June 5, 2017.
  • “Refugees and Stoic Cosmopolitanism” presented at the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society Symposium: Religion in Global Context, Omaha, Nebraska, February 17, 2017.
  • “Integrity” address presented at the National Society of Collegiate Scholars New Member Induction Ceremony, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, October 30, 2016.
  • “Epictetus on Tragedy, Homeric Unheroes, and Stoic Heroism” presented at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, May 19, 2016.
  • “A Stoic Understanding of Responsibility, Self-Respect, and Happiness” presented at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, May 17, 2016.
  • “Epictetus on Fearing Death” presented to The Emersonian Society of Elon University, Burlington, North Carolina, March 12, 2015.
  • “What Makes a Stoic Happy?” presented at the conference on Happiness and the Virtues at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 11, 2014.
  • “A Stoic Understanding of Responsibility, Self-Respect, and Happiness” presented at the Vanderbilt University Philosophy Department Colloquium, Nashville, Tennessee, March 28, 2014.
  • “Epictetus on Death as a Bugbear and Immortality as a Curse” presented at the 66th Annual Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, October 18, 2012.
  • “Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Why Stoics Don’t Fear Death” presented at the Purdue University Philosophy Department Colloquium, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 11, 2012.
  • “Epictetus on Stoic Heroism” presented at the 37th Annual European Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, October 5, 2012.
  • “Is It Lonely At the Top?  The Memories of a Stoic Emperor” a Faculty Friday talk presented at Creighton University, February 3, 2012.
  • “Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Death” presented to the Department of Classics & Religious Studies and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, November 15, 2011.
  • “The Late Stoics on Habit” presented at the 36th Annual European Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, October 7, 2011.
  • “Death, Beauty, and Logos: The Memoranda of Rome’s Philosopher-King” presented at the 37th Conference on Value Inquiry at Creighton University, April 15, 2011.
  • “How to Eat Ethically” presented as the Second Annual Ethics Lecture at the University of Evansville, November 15, 2010, Evansville, Indiana.
  • “Death, Beauty, and Logos: The Memoranda of Rome’s Philosopher-King” presented to the Western Civilization Program of Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, November 1, 2010.
  • “The Mereology of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus” presented to the Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2010, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • “Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Death” presented to the Iowa Philosophical Society 65th Annual Meeting, Cornell College, October 18, 2008, Mount Vernon, Iowa.
  • “Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Death” presented to the University of Nebraska–Omaha Philosophy Program Colloquium, April 4, 2008.
  • “Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Death” presented to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Philosophy Department Colloquium, December 1, 2006.
  • “The Providential Tourist or Epictetus on How a Stoic Travels” presented to the Athens Institute for Education and Research International Conference on Philosophy, Vilia, Greece, June 2, 2006.
  • “Epictetus on Death: The Bogeyman Only Frightens Children” presented to the Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy Workshop, at the University of Chicago, November 30, 2005.
  • “Kantian Animals and the Virtues of Eudaimonism” a commentary on H. Fieldhouse, “Animals as Subjects in Kant’s Kingdom of Ends,” presented to the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2005.
  • “Too Manly by Half?  Stoicism in Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full” (with G. Bakewell) presented to the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii January 11, 2004.
  • Beastly Virtues: Animal Exempla in Seneca and Epictetus” presented to the panel on Roman Virtues, Vices and Cultural History at the American Philological Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 5, 2004.
  • “To Cheer without Fear: The Stoic Sportsman” presented to the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 14, 2003.
  • Commentary on Sabine Grebe, “The Transformation of the Husband/Wife Relationship during Exile: Letters from Cicero and Ovid” presented to the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 25, 2002.
  • Commentary on A. J. Mitchell, “Friendship Amongst the Self-Sufficient: Epicurus” presented to the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2000.
  • “Real Men Are Stoics: An interpretation of Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full” presented to the Nebraska Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society in Philosophy, Creighton University, March 28, 2000.
  • “The Manliness of Stoicism in Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full” presented to the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, at the conference on Time, History, and Social Change, Estes Park Center, Colorado, August 13, 1999.
  • “Epictetus’ Use of Animal Examples” presented to the UCB Department of Classics graduate seminar on Epictetus led by A. A. Long, Irving Stone Professor of Literature and Professor of Classics, at the University of California, Berkeley, March 31, 1999.
  • “Stoic Happiness?” presented at The Ethics Center of the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, December 2, 1998 (abstract published in Fall 1998 Newsletter).
  • “Epictetus on Death and Suicide, or Why Halloween Doesn’t Frighten Stoics” presented at the University of South Florida Philosophy Department Colloquium, October 30, 1998, Tampa, Florida.
  • “Masks, Androids, and Primates: The Evolution of the Concept ‘Person’” presented to the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals with commentary by Kent Baldner, Western Michigan University, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, May 7, 1998, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “Environmentalism and Vegetarianism” delivered at Earth Day Omaha, Heartland of America Park, Omaha, April 26, 1998.
  • “Epictetus on the Irrationality of Fearing Death and Reasons for Suicide” presented at the Iowa State University Philosophy Department Colloquium, February 26, 1998, Ames, Iowa.
  • “Epictetus on the Irrationality of Fearing Death and Reasons for Suicide” presented at the Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, October 26, 1997, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.
  • Commentary on Laura Duhan Kaplan “Love’s Longing Fulfilled: Metaphysical Comfort and Plato’s Symposium” presented to the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, April 24, 1997, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • “Animal Virtues and Human Vices: Epictetus’ Philosophical Zoology” presented at the Northern Illinois University Philosophy Department Colloquium, April 11, 1997, DeKalb, Illinois.
  • “Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus on the Rationality of Fearing Death” presented at the Purdue University Philosophy Department Colloquium, March 6, 1997, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • “Epictetus on Animalitarianism” presented to the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals with commentary by Alan Schwerin, Monmouth University, at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, December 28, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Socrates: Epictetus’ Stoic Hero” presented to the Australasian Society for Ancient Philosophy at its conference at Massey University, August 31, 1996, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • “Four Ancient Perspectives on Everyday Death” presented to the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, at the conference on Philosophy and Everyday Life, August 12, 1996, Estes Park Center, Colorado.
  • Commentary on Clifton B. Perry “Students, Teachers, and Carnal Knowledge,” the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, October 27, 1995, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • “Five Arguments for Vegetarianism,” presented to the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals with commentary by Brian A. Luke, Univ. of Dayton, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, April 28, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “Can a Stoic Love?” presented to the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love with commentary by Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School, at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, April 27, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “Environmental Ethics,” a talk given to the Environmental Justice Workshop sponsored by the Nebraska State Recycling Association, April 26, 1995, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Commentary on Lilly-Marlene Russow, “What Do Animals Care About?” presented to the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 30, 1995, San Francisco, California.
  • Commentary on John Ferguson Heil, “Why is Aristotle’s Brave Man So Frightened? The Paradox of Courage in the Eudemian Ethics” presented at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, December 28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • “Five Arguments for Vegetarianism” presented to the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, with commentary by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics,University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, at the conference on Philosophy and Cultural Diversity, August 16, 1994, Estes Park Center, Colorado.
  • “The Argument from Marginal Cases: Why Speciesism is Indefensible” Willard Environmental Ethics Symposium, April 15, 1993, The University of Nebraska at Omaha.
  • “Was Socrates a Stoic?” presented at the Central States Philosophical Association Meeting, October 16, 1992, The University of Kansas, Lawrence.
  • “The Fate Debate: Stoic Responses to Contemporary Reflections,” presented at the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, October 9, 1992, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.
  • “Stoic Love,” presented at the International Association for Greek Philosophy Fourth International Conference, on Hellenistic Philosophy, August 28, 1992, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence,” presented to the Nebraska Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society in Philosophy, October 10, 1990, Creighton University.

OFFICES

  • President of the Beta Chapter of Nebraska (Creighton University) Phi Beta Kappa Society, Sept. 2016 to present.
  • Historian of the Beta Chapter of Nebraska (Creighton University) Phi Beta Kappa Society, Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2016.
  • Chair of the Members-in-Course Committee of the Beta Chapter of Nebraska (Creighton University) Phi Beta Kappa Society, Oct. 2013 to Sept. 2016.
  • Academic Fellow of the College of Stoic Philosophers of the New Stoa, July 2008 to present.
  • Chair of the Committee for Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers, American Philosophical Association, July 2008 to June 2011.
  • Member of the Committee for Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers, American Philosophical Association, Nov. 2002 to June 2008.
  • President of the Creighton University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, Oct. 2004 to May 2009.
  • Vice President of the Creighton University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, Oct. 2003 to Sept. 2004.
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the Creighton University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, Oct. 2002 to Sept. 2003.
  • Nebraska State Coordinator for The Humane Society of the United States (July 1998 to February 2005).
  • Referee for the following journals:
  •         Acta Analytica
  •         Ancient Philosophy
  •         Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
  •         Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
  •         British Journal for the History of Philosophy
  •         Environmental Ethics
  •         Environmental Values
  •         Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
  •         Harvard Theological Review
  •         History of Philosophy Quarterly
  •         Illinois Classical Studies
  •         The Journal of Philosophical Research
  •         The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
  •         Philosophical Papers
  •         Philosophy in the Contemporary World
  •         Revue de Théorie et Culture Existentialistes et Phénoménologiques (Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture)
  •         Social Theory & Practice
  •         The Southern Journal of Philosophy
  • Editorial Review Board member of Quest, the Creighton University journal for undergraduate research, April 2015 to present.
  • Editorial Review Board member of the journal Philosophy in the Contemporary World: ISSN 1077-1999, Spring 1997 to present.
  • Referee for Hackett Publishing.  Manuscript evaluated Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolations, trans. with intro. and notes by P. J. Anderson (March 2015):
  •         A detailed report on the English translations of On Providence and On the Resolute Nature of the Wise Man, October 2012.
  •         A detailed report on the Introduction, Further Reading, and Glossary, January 2014.
  • Referee for Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.  Manuscript evaluated:
  •         Steven M. Cahn, Reason and Religions, August 2011.
  • Referee for Wadsworth Publishing/Thomson Learning.  Manuscripts evaluated:
  •         Robert M. Johnson, Fundamentals of Reasoning: A Logic Book revisions for 5th edition, May 2005.
  •         Do the Right Thing: Readings in Applied Ethics and Social Philosophy, January 2000.
  • Referee for Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).  Manuscripts evaluated:
  •         James Rocha, proposal for a book Hook Up Morality, February 2016.
  •         Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew C. Halteman’s working manuscript of Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Essays on the Ethics of Eating, December 2014.
  •         Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew C. Halteman’s proposal for a book Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Essays on the Ethics of Eating, September 2010.
  •         Elisa Aaltola’s proposal for a book Introduction to Animal Ethics, July 2009.
  •         Amy Coplan’s proposal for a book on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner in the Philosophers on Film series, January 2008.
  • Referee for Broadview Press.  Manuscripts evaluated:
  •         Philip Rose’s proposal for a book Environmental Philosophy: A Comprehensive Groundwork, February 2010.
  •         Doug Al-Maini’s proposal for an edition with translation The Discourses of Musonius Rufus, June 2009.
  • Referee for Oxford University Press.  Manuscripts evaluated:
  •         L. Gruen, D. Jamieson, & C. Schlottmann’s proposal for 2nd edition of Reflecting on Nature, late July 2009.
  •         William Irvine, The Joyful Stoics, April 2006.
  • Referee for Baylor University Press.  Manuscript evaluated:
  •         Andrew Linzey & Tom Regan’s manuscript Other Nations: Animals and Modern Literature, July 2008).
  • Referee for Acumen Publishing.  Manuscript evaluated:
  •         John Sellars, Stoicism, August 2005.
  • Referee for McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  Manuscript evaluated:
  •         Basically Logic, December 2002.
  • Referee for Macmillan Publishing and St Martin’s Press.
  • Referee for the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World conferences.
  • Referee for the second annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 8–11, 2004.
  • Referee for the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 26–28, 1995.
  • Local Arrangements Chair of the 1994 Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference (keynote speaker: the late James Rachels, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham) Creighton University, October 20–22, 1994.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • University Athletic Board, Aug. 2016 to Aug. 2019.
  • Faculty Grievance Committee, Aug. 2013 to Aug. 2016.
  • Faculty Associate of The Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society, Spring 2007 to present.
  • Chair, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, July 2003 to Sept. 2006.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Identity and Academic Planning Committee, May 2004 to May 2005.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Budget Committee, May 2003 to May 2004.
  • University Committee on Benefits, Aug. 2003 to May 2004.
  • Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Committee, Aug. 2002 to July 2003.
  • Faculty Moderator for the Creighton University Chess Club, Jan. 2001 to present.
  • Pre-Law Advising Committee, Aug. 1992 to present.
  • Faculty and Academic Councils, Aug. 2001 to July 2003.
  • Webmaster for the Department of Philosophy, 1998 to 2009.
  • Webmaster for the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, 1998 to 2003, 2006 to 2007, 2008 to 2009, Jan. to July 2012.
  • Chair, Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Aug. 1997 to July 2000.
  • Co-founder, Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, Aug. 1994 to July 1998.
  • Committee on Academic Policy, Dismissals and Appeals, Aug. 1997 to July 2000.
  • University Committee on Student Discipline, Aug. 1994 to July 1997.
  • Faculty Development Committee, Aug. 1993 to July 1996.
  • Nebraska Easter Seal Society fund-raising event participant, June 17–18, 1995.
  • Faculty Advisor for the Nebraska Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, National Honor Society in Philosophy, Aug. 1991 to July 1995.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS, PRESENTATIONS, and STORIES

COURSES TAUGHT

LOWER LEVEL

  • Honors: Foundational Sequence: Beginnings of the Christian Intellectual Tradition (HRS 100)
  • Honors: Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life (RSP 104)
  • Critical and Historical Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 107)
  • ◊ Philosophical Ideas: Wisdom (PHL 118)
  • Introduction to Logic (PHL 201)
  • Philosophical Foundations for Ethical Understanding (PHL 250)
  • ◊ Energy, Ethics, and Environment (PHL 255)
  • Philosophical Ethics (PHL 270)
  • ◊ Philosophical Ethics: Energy and Environment (PHL 275)

UPPER LEVEL

  • Introduction to the Ancient Mediterranean World (CNE 300)
  • Meaning in America (PHL 309)
  • Classical Mythology (CNE 311)
  • ◊ Honors: Sources & Methods: Animals, Persons, and Ethics (HRS 318)
  • God and Persons: Philosophical Reflections (PHL 320)
  • ◊ Honors: Sources & Methods: Stoics in Film and Literature (HRS 347)
  • ◊ Environmental Ethics (PHL/EVS 354)
  • History of Ethics (PHL 359)
  • History of Classical Greek Philosophy (PHL/CNE 370)
  • ◊ History of Hellenistic Philosophy (PHL/CNE 371)
  • History of Modern Philosophy (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • ◊ Honors Philosophy Seminar: Aristotle (past curriculum)
  • ◊ Themes in Contemporary Philosophy: Animals, Cognition, Ethics (PHL 401)
  • ◊ Stoicism (PHL/CNE 410)
  • ◊ Environmental Philosophy (PHL/EVS 454)
  • ◊ Plato & Platonism (PHL/CNE 460)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2010 on Epicurus, Lucretius, and Marcus Aurelius)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2007 on Classical Greek Philosophy)
  • Directed Independent Readings (◊ PHL 493 Fall 2002 on Plato’s Timaeus & Phaedo, Epicureanism, The Simpsons and Philosophy)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2001 on Porphyry and Plotinus)
  • Senior Capstone Seminar (CNE/GRK/LAT 498)

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MEMBERSHIPS


REFERENCES

  • Charles H. Kahn, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, and inaugural Werner Jaeger Award winner (by the German Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie)
  • Anthony A. Long, Professor of the Graduate School and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Classics, and Irving G. Stone Professor Emeritus of Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter A. French, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, retired Center Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics and Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Arizona State University
  • Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Classics, University of Chicago Law School
  • Randolph M. Feezell, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Creighton University
  • Ronald Polansky, Professor and Chair, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Duquesne University, Editor of Ancient Philosophy

last updated Sept. 22, 2017

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