Hello! I’m an Associate Professor in the University of Alabama’s Department of Philosophy.  I teach in the department’s Jurisprudence Track, and my primary research interests are at the intersection of philosophy of law, political philosophy, and criminal justice. 

Here is my CV.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, where I worked with A. John Simmons. I worked as an FBI Special Agent – both in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, DC – before making the natural transition to academic philosophy.  My first faculty position was at Radford University, where I was the subject of this profile discussing the connections between my work in the FBI and my work in philosophy.  Before joining the FBI, I graduated from law school and served as a law clerk for a federal judge.

I live with my wife, a clinical psychologist, and two sons in Tuscaloosa.