Ph.D. in Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1985
M.S. in Higher Education, Syracuse University, 1985
M.A. in Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Seminary, 1980
B.A. in Philosophy, The King's College, 1978
The Philosophy of Leibniz
Early Modern Philosophy
Fiction-Response Theories in Aesthetics
I have studied intensively the historical philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly Leibniz. My book, Leibniz's Final System (Routledge, 2007) is a study of his mature system. I have also published a paper in aesthetics (the philosophy of art) on audience response to fiction and one (co-authored with Ralph Hunt) on humor. In my current studies, I am working on Leibniz and Descartes's Meditations.