Thanks for visiting my web-site.  I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University (I am based at Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx) and Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in Manhattan (where I teach a course each fall on natural law).  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where I grew up with five siblings (two brother and three sisters).  After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in L.A. in 1985, I moved from Los Angeles to Toronto, Canada, in order to pursue graduate studies in philosophy (which I completed in 1991).  I then taught philosophy for four years (1991-1995) at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where I fell in love with Christine O'Connell, who later became my wife (we got married in May of 1999).  From 1995 to 1998, I lived in Cambridge, Mass., where I attended Harvard Law School and earned a J.D. degree.  I began teaching at Fordham University in September of 1998.  My wife and I spend most of our time in the Bronx, NY, and in Bloomfield, NJ, with our three children: Daniel, Lily, and Grace.