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Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

I have a book coming out in Fall 2018 with MIT Press titled -New Methuselahs: The Ethics of Life Extension-. It is a comprehensive philosophical discussion of the ethical issues raised by the prospect of slowing human aging. It is also only the second book-length discussion of this issue by a philosopher.

As a Professor of Philosophy I have taught bioethics and normative theory at California State University, Fullerton, for 11 years. I have published widely in bioethics, and my first teaching job was Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. (Prior to that I was a practicing attorney.)

My interest in life-extension goes back to the late 1990s, and I have five peer-reviewed publications on ethical issues raised by life extension, along with numerous public presentations, including some to academic audiences at Cambridge University and Halle University. My work on New Methuselahs was supported by a grant from the Templeton Foundation Immortality Project.


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton


  • 2001 
    University of Washington, PhD in Philosophy