Curriculum Vitae
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Most recently I worked at Bethel University (TN) in a variety of capacities: Director of the Critical Thinking Program, Budget Director, and Director of Strategic Planning. Previously I served as a Visiting Lecturer in Religion at the University of Vermont, and before that I worked as an Associate Director in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was responsible for administrative aspects of all elements of the program, including course and enrollment management, financial administration, and management of our instructional and academic programming.

I received my Ph.D. in  Religious Studies  from the University of Pennsylvania, where I focused on ritual studies and religion and science; in particular I am interested in the application of methods from the cognitive sciences in the study of ritual. I was a member of the Religions of East and South Asia Graduate Workgroup. I also hold an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, I hold a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). I also spent some time at the University of Pittsburgh, studying ancient philosophy and the history and philosophy of physics, and of course rooting for the Steelers. Philosophically, my interests extend to the philosophy of science and epistemology generally.  My historical interests cover the classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, and India. For all the details, please see my CV or this list of my graduate coursework.

And yes, if you've read my resume then you probably have guessed it.  I always wanted to be Buckaroo Banzai.

Plato's Cave in Claymation

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