I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino. I work in the areas of 19th-century European philosophy (especially Friedrich Nietzsche), ethics (especially moral psychology), philosophy of emotion, and environmental philosophy. For more on these interests, see this interview with the APA blog.
My work on Nietzsche focuses on his moral psychology and the problem of nihilism (especially affective nihilism) in his thought. My monograph, The Problem of Affective Nihilism in Nietzsche, has been reviewed in NDPR, The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, and Revista de Filosofia Aurora. The blog of the LA Review of Books interviewed me about this project. I also have articles published inThe European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry,The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Environmental Philosophy, and Philosophical Forum, and have contributed to several anthologies, including the Cambridge Critical Guide to Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. You can find a selection of my research here.
In addition to my academic research, I also write public philosophy: see this essay on loneliness in Aeon and this essay on nihilism in Psyche. My trade book under contract with Princeton University Press brings Nietzsche’s philosophical psychology together with his reflections on suffering, self-affirmation, and nihilism to show how we might live psychologically healthier lives.