I’ve lived in Southern California most of my life. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science at Vanguard University of Southern California.
After finishing my degree, I lived four years in Uganda, East Africa, working with
Sudanese refugees in a settlement managed by the UNHCR. It was my privilege to teach in local churches and in a pastoral training school for Catholic and Protestant leaders.
Upon returning to the States, I met and married my beautiful wife. Within our first year of marriage, we taught English under a one year contract in South Korea at Korea Nazarene University.
I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. With the support of Dr. Benjamin Mijuskovic, I completed a thesis on the history of an argument in defense of dualism as it pertains to the philosophies of Roderick M. Chisholm and Richard Swinburne.
I taught Humanities at Citrus College, Pasadena City College, Chaffey College and Rio Hondo College for six years before landing my dream job as an Assistant Professor in Humanities at Norco College. I incorporate technology in the classroom when possible. In order to serve my students interests, I have developed a Humanities Online Resource. I hope it will further reinforce the beauty and excitement of Humanities for each one.
I completed a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Johns Hopkins University. My thesis examined theories of loneliness in social sciences and therapeutic measures through visual and performing arts.
My research interests include: History of Ideas, World Religions, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Art History, and Historiography.
In my personal life, I enjoy reading, watching movies and spending time with my family.