Office: Morrison Hall 101
BIC Courses: Examine Life I
• Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (1993)
Dissertation: "Narrating Plato's Symposium: A Critique of Socratic Discipleship."
Director: Stanley H. Rosen
• Trinity University, B.A. summa cum laude (1988)
Areas of Specialization:
Areas of Competence:
Philosophy and Literature
2014-Present: Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
2000-2014: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
1993-1999: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
Director, The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, 2008-Present
Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy Department, 2005-2008
Plato's Socrates as Narrator: A Philosophical Muse. (Lanham: Lexington Press), May 2013.Articles:
"Moving Outside the CAve: Plato's Protagoras as a Model for Cultivating Citizens of the World," SpazioFilosofico 10 (2014): 115-130.z
"Socratic Meditation and Emotional Self-Regulation: A Model for Human Dignity in the Technologoical Age," Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 24 (2013): 1-29. (with Paul Carron)
"Revisiting the Ironic Socrates: Eironeia in Socrates' Narrative Commentary," Southwest Philosophy Review 29 (2012): 23-32.
"The Narrative Frame of Plato's Euthydemus," Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (2009): 163-172.
"You Are What You Read: Reading the Books of Augustine's Confessions," Augustinian Studies 39 (2008): 1-1-112.
"Socrates and Sophrosune: narrative and Ethics in Plato's Charmides," Listening: A Journal of Philosophy and Religion, (2007): 13-23.
"Cultivating Christian Citzenship: Martha Nussbaum's Socrates, Augustine's Confessions, and the Modern University," Christian Scholars Review XXXI (2003): 21-52. (with Michael Beaty)
"Hatha Yoga: A Phenomenological Experience of Nature," Analecta Husserliana 78 (2003): 85-92.
"Looking Beyond the Elenchus," Southwest Philosophy Review 14 (1998): 157-168.
"The Practical Self: A Test Case for Foucault," Analecta husserliana 59 (1997): 69-82
"Plato Visits Postmodernity: Reflections on Narrative Philosophy," Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (1995): 135-142.
"Thus Spke Augustine: An Analysis of the Relationship between Language and Spirituality in the Confessions," Contemporary Philosophy 15 (1993): 4-7.
"Socrates and the Narrative Art of SElf-Care: An Apollinian and Dionysian Synthesis," in Socrates and Dionysius: Philosophy and Art in Dialgue. Ed. Ann Ward. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013): 138-158.
"So What Ever Happened to Those Philosopher Queens?" in Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture. Eds. Sharon Crasnow and Joanne Waugh. (Lanham: Lexington, 2013): 71-95.
"Socratic Reason and Emotion: Revisiting the Intellectualist Socrates in Plato's Protagoras," in Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity, ed. Ann Ward (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007): 1-29.
"Monica: Augustine's Feminine Face of Christ," in Rereading the Canon. Feminist Interpretations of Saint Augustine, ed. Judith Stark (University Park: Penn State Press, 2007): 92-126.
"Know Thyself: Socrates as Storyteller," in Philosophy in Dialogue Form: Platos' Many Devices, ed. Gary Scott (Evanston: Northwestern University Press 2007), 82-109.
"Stories of Hope and the Challenge of Culture: Reading Gloria Anzaldua, bell hooks, and Roberta Bondi," in The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World, eds. Mark Eaton and Emily Griesinger (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2006), 51-68.
"Recovering and Recollecting the Soul," in Plato's Forms: Varieties of Interpretation. Ed. William Welton (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2003), 111-136.
"Diotima Tells Socrates a Story: A Narrative Analysis of Plato's Symposium, " in Feminism and Ancient Philosophy, ed. Julie Ward (New York: Routledge, 1996). 175-194.
“Creating Community in the Philosophy Classroom: Using Blackboard’s Online Journal Program to Promote Philosophical Thinking, Writing, and Speaking,” Teaching Philosophy 29 (2006): 1-22. (with Lenore Wright)"The Best Thing in Classroom Technology Since Chalk: Using Blackboard's Online Journal Program," Journal of INteractive Instruction Development 16 (2004): 3-11. (With Lenore Wright).
"Socrates Goes to the Cinema: Using Film in the Philosophy Classroom," Teaching Philosophy 26 (2003): 21-41. (with Lenore Wright)
"Drawing Shadows on the Wall: Teaching Plato's the Allegory of the Cave," Teaching Philosophy 24 (2001): 121-132.
"Neither Cave Nor Cage: Multi-Media Presentations and Their Impact on Critical Thinking," Inquiry XVIII, (1999): 36-54 (with Scott Moore).
"The Use of Reading Questions as a Pedagogical Method: Teaching Philosophy Interrogatively and Narratively, " Teaching Philosophy 24 (1999): 24-37. (with Michael Beaty).
"The Virtuous Ensemble: Socratic Harmony and Psychological Authenticity." Southwest Philosophy Review 29 (2014). (with Paul Carron)
"Socrates on Socrates: Looking Backward to Bring Philosophy Forward." proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. (2015).
The Power of Practice: Aristotle and Contemporary Hatha Yoga." Journal of the International Socety for European Ideas (2015).
"Listening for Socrates' voice in the Theaetetus: Recovering a Lost Narrator." In Second Sailing: Alternative Perspectives on Plato. Eds. Debra Nails and Harold Tarrant, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica 13 (2015).