I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University, where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on philosophical issues in criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, criminal justice ethics and public policy, and related areas.  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.

Radford did this profile on me, and here is my CV.

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.