I was raised primarily in small towns in central California. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English from Fresno State and my MA and PhD from Indiana University. I was driven throughout my education by a love of learning and study. I’ve taken a wide variety of classes in fields from music composition to math logic and Sanskrit. I was fortunate to be able to continue my studies at Indiana University and work with several pre-eminent thinkers.
Currently I am working on my sixth public lecture series entitled “The Uses of Philosophy for Living.” I feel that providing the community to participate with the college outside of the classroom setting is central to our mission. I am also currently developing a webpage that will bring together many of my past lectures and writings into an easy to access archive.
The greatest achievement I see from our students is their growth. Some go on to prestigious schools like Brown, Cornell or UW, while others advance their careers and finish special technical training. But our students’ consistent willingness to work and grow always impresses me as their most important achievement.
I was raised in small communities and find the human scale of Peninsula College quite rewarding. I feel a member of a team pulling for a common goal rather than simply a part of some large, unknowable machine.
I have the opportunity to work with the best possible students. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are pursuing many different kinds of goals but they are consistently hardworking, focused and willing to learn. It is truly a privilege to work with our student population.