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Professor of Philosophy
Director of Hendrix Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling
Associate Provost for Engaged Learning
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1982, Philosophy
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1978, Philosophy
B.A., Rhodes College, 1975, Philosophy
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Religion
Ethics of Service
Areas of Competence
"Prolegomena to Any Postmodern Hope for the Church-Related College." In
Professing in the Postmodern Academy: Faculty and the Future of the Church-Related College
. Ed. Stephen R. Haynes. Baylor University Press, 2002.
"Plato and Augustine on Doing Wrong Knowingly."
Human and Divine Agency: Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran Perspectives
. Eds. F. Michael McLain and W. Mark Richardson. New York: University Press of America, 1999.
"God and Privacy." Co-authored with Michael McLain.
Faith and Philosophy
9, no.3 (July, 1992).
"Retribution, Reciprocity, and Respect for Persons." Law and Philosophy 6, no.1 (April, 1987).
"Nietzsche and Nilhism."
The Southwestern Journal
"A Conception of Sin for Women." Associated Colleges of the South Women's Studies Conference, Trinity University (1995); and also presented at Hendrix College Steel Center Workshop on Theology and Philosophy of Religion (1993).
"Plato and Augustine on Doing Wrong Knowingly." Society for Christian Philosophers (1991).
"Pornography: A Moral Evaluation." Baylor University (invited), (1989).
"Critical Comments on Louis Pojman's 'In Defense of Moral Saints'." Mid-South Philosophy Conference (1988).
Courses of Study
Course Schedules and Descriptions
Senior Seminar and Capstone
Graduate School Placement