I am McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, where I’ve taught since 1988.  I’ve published four books and roughly forty articles and review essays on the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, Kierkegaard, the Talmud, and the Holocaust.  A past winner of the University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, I've received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Littauer Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the Koch Foundation, and have lectured in Israel, France, England, Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, and at universities around the United States.  My most recent book is Glaucon’s Fate: History, Myth, and Character in Plato’s Republic, forthcoming from Paul Dry Books in 2018.