I am a political philosopher and a political scientist. I am a practicing Mormon as well as a committed egalitarian liberal. These two categories might appear to be a paradox. That paradox is me.
I have a BA and MA in political science from the University of Utah. I am currently working on a doctorate, also in political science, at Idaho State University.
I am a member of the American Political Science Association, the Association for Political Theory, and the American Academy of Religion.
In 2012, I was a Democratic nominee for the At-large United States House of Representatives seat in Wyoming.
I have taught political science and philosophy at Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Utah Valley University, and Casper College.
Prior to teaching, I worked at a domestic violence shelter in Park City, UT and at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn, NY.
I was born in Washington, DC. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of DC.
My wife, Lyndee, and I moved to Las Vegas July 2013. We have three children: Todd (13), Shem (11), and Geneva (7).