Department of Social Sciences
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402
Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton State University
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton
1996-present Director, Presidential Honors Program, Tarleton State
1991-present Director, Honors Degree Program, Tarleton State University
1985-1997 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton State University
1985-1995 University Scholar, Tarleton State University
1988-1992 Varsity Tennis Coach, Tarleton State University
1983-1985 Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, Tarleton State
1979-1983 Staff Writer and Columnist, Chesapeake Country Life, and
1983-1984 Part-time Instructor in Philosophy, State University of New York
Summer 1978 Summer Research Assistant to Prof. E. W. Orth, University of
Trier, West Germany
1975-1977 Graduate Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at
1974-1981 Ph.D. in Philosophy, State University of New
York at Buffalo
Dissertation: On the Essence and Danger of
Technology: Plato on Sophistic Technique and Heidegger on Modern
Summer 1978 Internationaler Ferienkurs für deutsche
Sprache und Kultur, University of Heidelberg, West Germany
1969-1974 B.A. in Plan II (Liberal Arts Honors
University of Texas at Austin
(cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
In the Deep Heart's Core: Reflections on Life, Letters,
and Texas. Texas A&M University Press, 1985.
Range Wars: Heated Debates, Sober Reflections, and Other
Assessments of Texas Writing. Co-edited with Tom Pilkington.
Southern Methodist University Press, 1989.
The Tenure of Phil Wisdom: Dialogues. University
Press of America, 1995.
Coaching for Character: Reclaiming the Principles of
Sportsmanship. Co-authored with Randolph Feezell. Human
Learned Ignorance in the Medicine Bow Mountains: A
Reflection on Intellectual Prejudice. In Lived Values, Valued Lives, a
special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series. Forthcoming, Rodopi, 2008.
Chapter on John Graves for Updating the Literary West: A
Supplement to "A Literary History of the American West" (Texas
Christian University Press, 1997).
Essays, book reviews, guest columns, and poetry in magazines, journals, and
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