I am a Professor in the Department of Philosophy here at UNC Charlotte, core faculty in the Public Policy PhD Program and affiliate faculty in the School of Data Science. Since Summer 2013, I’ve also been the Director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. I’m also a regular contributor to the NewAPPS blog.
My research is in moral and political philosophy, broadly construed. I am particularly interested in problems that emerge at the intersection of philosophy, law, and technology – the most compelling examples of which probably involve intellectual property and/or privacy. At least, they’re the ones I personally keep coming back to. I also take the history of philosophy very seriously, especially the early modern period, where I find myself most interested in heretic materialists like Hobbes and Spinoza. I take a lot of my theoretical bearings from thinkers like Foucault, Deleuze, and Negri, although I read ecumenically across philosophical traditions and try to absorb a lot of interdisciplinary work. Most of my papers are available under the research tab, and some of my syllabi under teaching.
Ph.D. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 2000.