This site contains my background information, curriculum vitae, and various other links and references related to my current areas of interest, which include, in no particular order, the philosophy of art, performance, dance, music, theater, literature and film, and the philosophy of law, language, mind, ethics and culture where these areas intersect with the philosophy of art.
My dissertation for the PhD in philosophy from Temple University in Pennsylvania was entitled, Dance as Art: A Studio-Based Account, which was an attempt to create a philosophy of dance that focused in particular on what dance choreographers and performers contribute to dance as art as it is experienced and appreciated in live performance. My dissertation committee was comprised of my Advisor, Joseph Margolis (Philosophy), Philip Alperson (Philosophy), Miriam Solomon (Philosophy), Karen E. Bond (Dance) and Elisabeth Camp (Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania).
In my current position I am a Lecturer in Aesthetics in the Philosophy Department of the University of Dayton in Ohio, where I teach Philosophy of Art, Philosophy and Film, Philosophy and Literature, and other courses as needed by the Department. I have also recently received a Crossing Boundaries grant to create a course with UD's Theatre and Dance department for UD entitled Philosophy and Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity, that will include both theoretical and practical components. I am also the moderator of DancePhilosophers, an informal google group that includes philosophers, dance studies scholars, dance historians, critics, performers, choreographers, students and others who are interested in dance philosophy broadly construed.