I am interested in the inner workings of our economic modalities. Specifically, I am interested in the relationships between the modes of production in society and our cognitions, the institutions we create to maintain the productive forces, and how change takes place in society. I am currently working on two book projects. One assesses the impact of extra-parliamentary oppositions and vanguard parties in industrialized societies. The other seeks to synthesize theological and Marxian perspectives on humanity.
My teaching is to a great extent influenced by dialectic inquiries. Consistent with the writings of one of my main intellectual influences, Joseph Dietzgen, my teaching methods emphasize that reality is a single entity embracing all observable phenomena, past, present and future, where reality is infinite, having no beginning or end, and constantly changing. This philosophy assumes that the universe and all things in it consist of transformations of matter, which take place simultaneously and consecutively in space and time. I therefore emphasize through my own intellectual development and through my pedagogical endeavors that to solve for “the answer” is a futile and even harmful effort. Instead, I try to focus on mechanisms, processes, and change as opposed to rigid laws and predictions when working with students on issues relating to social behaviors.
When not working, I enjoy reading, spending time with my pets (2 dogs and 4 cats), being outdoors, and listening to music. I spend quite a bit of time reading historical and philosophical books, particularly relating to economic systems, post-WWII events, and international relations. I particularly enjoy Norwegian authors Knut Hamsun, Jens Bjørneboe, Dag Solstad, and Ingvar Ambjørnsen. Additionally, I spend more time than necessary reading mystery novels and other literature of no particular merit.
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) 2010
Areas of Expertise
E/M-353 (Operations Management), E/M-365 (Strategic Management), GWS-224 (Staying Alive), and PHI-244 (ST:Philosophy Soc Sci)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|E/M-365||Strategic Management||14||2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA|
|E/M-351||Globalizatn/Int'l Orgs||6||2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA|
|E/M-353||Operations Management||5||2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP|
|FTS-100||FTS:Workplace Justice||3||2014/FA, 2013/FA, and 2012/FA|
|E/M-261||Organizational Behavior||3||2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP|
|POL-351||Globalizatn/Int'l Orgs||2||2015/FA and 2014/FA|
|E/M-350||Human Resource Management||2||2015/SP and 2011/SP|
|GWS-224||Staying Alive||2||2015/SP and 2014/SP|