Summary: Current research: In Bello ethics. Thesis: Soldierly Virtue, testing modern virtue accounts against the specific requirements of warfighters during conflicts.
Location: IDEA Centre
Teaching Commitments: Ethics of Military Engineering, Whistleblowing & Responsibility, Ethics of Teamwork, Ethics of Intellectual Property
My current work argues the there is no special virtue required of the soldiery of nations. A warfighter properly instructed in the virtues will make the right decision at the right time in the right circumstances as befits their task.
Areas of Specialization:
- Ethics, Applied, Military
- Ethics, Normative, Virtue
- Philosophy & Theory of War
- Feminist Ethics (especially women in combat)
Areas of Competence:
- Ethics, Ancient
- Ethics, Animal
- Ethics, Applied, Engineering
- Ethics, Applied, Professional
- Ethics, Normative, Utility
- Metaethics (especially conception of the Good)
- Moral Psychology
- Philosophy of Mind (especially consciousness & identity)
Periods of Study:
- Ancient Philosophy: Platonic, Aristotelian, Stoic
- Early Modern Philosophy: Hobbes, Hume, Mill
- Modern Virtue Theory & Feminist Ethics
I am a Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Army. In addition to a successful career in the field both at home and abroad, I taught for the US Army Warrant Officer Candidate School on the subjects of military ethics and mental resiliency, concepts which I pay forward to my academic career. I received my masters degree from the University of Nevada, where I was nominated for the Marshall Scholarship and winner of the Sentinels of Freedom scholarship. Currently, I hold a full studentship from the IDEA Centre and previously held scholarships from the Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans and the American Legion, among others.