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My educational career includes a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from the Claremont Graduate University. I was a Philosophy Instructor for CSU Dominguez Hills, Biola University, and College of the Canyons before beginning full-time teaching at the University of La Verne in 1988. Since 1989 I have served the University of La Verne as Chairman of the Religion/Philosophy Department and Director of Off-Campus Religion Programs in Minority Communities.

On the personal side, I have been happily married since 1978 and have two children. My wife, Susie, graduated from ULV with a B.S. in Sociology in 2003 and an M.S. in Gerontology in 2006. My daughter, Becky, is a ULV graduate with a double major in Theater and English. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in English at the Claremont Graduate University. My son is at the University of California, San Diego in the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering. Our family interests include: tutoring in an inner-city after-school program in Pasadena, leading inter-generational work projects at an orphanage in Tijuana, traveling, camping, racing one-design catamarans (sail #105014 above!), and snow skiing.

I have had the opportunity through ULV and Brethren Colleges Abroad to serve as Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of La Verne Campus, Athens Greece in the Fall of 1990, and as the Director of Student Abroad Programs at the Philipps Universität, Marburg Germany for the 1998-99 academic year.

At the home campus, I specialize in courses that bring contemporary philosophy and world religious perspectives to bear on social ethical issues. I teach courses with colleagues in Sociology and the Natural Sciences which focus on issues like: The Family in Social Context, Religion In The Inner City, and Ecology and Religion.

My research interests are directly related to my teaching interests. My most recent activities include:

‘Civil Religion At The Hearth: Current Trends in American Civil Religion From The Perspective of Domestic Arrangement’, American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, 2005.

‘Kingdom Ethics And Alternative Families: Some Implications from Jesus' Message of Social Justice for a Christian Ideology of the Family’, Western Region of the American Academy of Religion, Arizona, 2005.


Response Paper to: 'All Individuals May Be Made Worse Off Under Any Non-welfarist Principle', Pacific

Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, 2003.


Book review for Oxford Publishing: Introducing Philosophy, 2006.

Book review for Prentice Hall Publishing: The Earth And Us: Religious And Philosophical Views, 2003.

Book review for Mayfield Publishing: Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, 2002.

Book review for Mayfield Publishing: Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, 1999.

Southern California Urban Theological Education Project: Final Phase, co-presenter at Contextualized Urban Theological Education Enablement Program, Boston, 1998, Second Phase, Portland, 1997, First Phase, Chicago, 1996.

‘Ecology and Religion’, co-author with Sheridan (Dan) Merritt of paper and Session co-chair, at Planetary Stewardship: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Idaho, 1998.

Chaired sessions at the Ethics And The World Religions conferences at Chapman University, 1998 and 2000; APA, Pacific Division, 2005 and 2006.

I am currently an active member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the Center For Global Ethics, serve as a lay leader in inner-city ministries at La Canada Presbyterian Church, and attend All-Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California.