Welcome to my home page. I’m an associate professor philosophy at Laurentian University, Sudbury, and as of July 1, 2014, the inaugural Director of LU’s new School of the Environment. LU is located in the beautiful near northeastern region of Ontario, an hour drive east of Georgian Bay, two hours west of Algonquin Park, and four hours north of Toronto. Before coming to Laurentian in 2006, I taught previously at both York University and DePaul University. At Laurentian I’m affiliated with the Department of Philosophy, the Humanities M.A. in Interpretation and Values, and the Human Studies PhD program.

My teaching and research areas comprise an intermingling of continental philosophy, environmental thought, and animal studies. For further information on my teaching and research interests, please see the respective tabs above. In addition to the above, I sit on a number of editorial boards, including Wilfrid Laurier University Press’s “Environmental Humanities Series,” Environmental Humanities¬†journal, ¬†Phaen-Ex, and as Vice-President of the society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture.