CV – PROFESSOR of PHILOSOPHY

EDUCATION
PHD     1997    University of Toronto, Canada (Philosophy)
MSL     1991    Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
MA      1986    University of Toronto
MA      1983    University of York, England
BA       1980    Wheaton College, MA, USA

AREAS OF TEACHING SPECIALIZATION
Ancient Greek Philosophy                                  Ethics
Medieval Philosophy                                          Animal Ethics
Buddhism and Eastern Philosophies                  Women Philosophers

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS – Drury University
2012-               Sabbatical
2012                Professor of Philosophy
2004                Associate Professor of Philosophy
2002-2005       Chair, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
2001-2012       Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion
1998                Assistant Professor of Philosophy

FACULTY GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee                          Honors Program Committee
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee                      Councils: Asian Studies; Medieval Studies

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
Interdisciplinary Project on Philosophy and Art (2012 – in Progress)
The Search for Reality: An Interdisciplinary Path to the Truth Within
This interdisciplinary project involves the “scholarship of integration” (original research and creative work that synthesize knowledge across disciplines). This project incorporates: a) reading in the history and philosophy of Modern Art, particularly Abstract Expressionism of the late 19th through mid-20th century; b) examining artwork of select early modernist and abstract expressionist painters from Russia, Germany, France, and the United States; and c) ultimately, exploring in two series of paintings and companion essays philosophical reflections on Nature, solitude, spiritual interiority, and the moral actualization of the “self” drawn from Abstract Expressionism and New England Transcendentalism.

Publications and Conference Papers
Topics include history of women philosophers; Zen Buddhism and Zazen meditation; Tibetan Buddhism; Buddhism in the West; Hindu psychology and religious practice; ancient Greek and medieval psychology and metaphysics.

Faculty Development Workshops
Topics include academic leadership; discrimination, inequity and conflict resolution;
inter-disciplinarity and multi-culturalism in undergraduate education; animal ethics.

AWARDS
2011    Recipient, Distinguished Faculty Award, Drury University Alumni Association
2008    Nominee, Faculty Excellence Award by Drury’s Greek Associations
2007    Stipend Recipient, Edward Jones Centre for Entrepreneurship Workshop
2001    Recipient, Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Philosophical Association
American Academy of Religion
American Association of University Professors

COMMUNITY SERVICE
1999-2012       Ozarks Literacy Council, Certified tutor in Adult Basic Literacy