About

I teach philosophy at the University of Detroit Mercy. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Shimer College, and my Master’s and Ph.D. at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. I taught at several schools in Pittsburgh and central Florida before arriving in Detroit.

I regularly teach introductory philosophy, critical thinking and logic, ethics, person and society, social and political philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology and architecture, and visuality and the new media. I have also taught thematic courses on friendship, the good life, appearance and reality, and have directed readings on Husserl, Heidegger, Nietzsche, phenomenology, continental philosophy, postmodernism, and phenomenologies of place, dwelling, and permanence. My scholarly research has centered on the phenomenological method and the problem of expression, and I have published articles on Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre. I am interested in the actual practice of phenomenology, and have undertaken several investigations of the experience of media, lived space and the body. I also maintain an abiding interest in social and political questions.