AOS: He specializes in German idealism and romanticism, particularly Kant and Hegel, with a thematic sub-focus on conceptions of purposiveness, epistemic necessity, normativity, and aesthetic formation. Interested in human formation and the growth of self-consciousness through diverse methodological forms, with particular interest in the necessary conditions of knowledge, diverse methodologies for knowledge, and the idealist conceptions of a self-grounding ground for a system of knowledge. AOC: ethical theory, social thought.
PERSONAL: I love time with my spouse and kids, particularly in nature and in diverse cultures globally. I am grateful to have lived and researched six years in four continents beyond North America. Activities include tennis, soccer, sprint-triathlons, pottery, photography, sculpting, and cross-country skiing. I love literature, from the novels of Dostoevsky to the poems of T.S. Eliot; from the short stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to the epic myths of J.R.R. Tolkien.