Professor of Philosophy and Acting Department Chair & Dean at the College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Memphis. He worked as an editor at the Husserl-Archives and instructor at the University of Freiburg. His teaching and research interests include Husserl, Heidegger, Kant and German Idealism, Hermeneutics, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He has served as review editor for Husserl Studies, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and as Director of the Center for the Humanities. His current research interests include Husserl's theories of personhood and subjectivity and Kant and Hegel's practical philosophy.