I’m currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University, and I will be joining the faculty in the University of Alabama’s Department of Philosophy (Jurisprudence Specialization) in the fall of 2020. I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Virginia, where I worked with A. John Simmons. My first book, The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing, was recently published by Oxford University Press.
I worked as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent–both in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, D.C.–before making the natural transition to philosopher. Before joining the FBI, I graduated from law school and served as a law clerk for a federal judge.
I live in Blacksburg on the edge of the Jefferson National Forest with my wife, a clinical psychologist, and two sons.