Morality means working with others to bring about future worlds we all want. I am working at both ends of the field. There is a formal academic approach suitable for philosophers and applications for practitioners and I am trying to bridge both ways between the two.
My academic philosophy is radically naturalistic and combines pragmatic epistemology with behavioral economics, game theory, neurobiology, and agent-based computer modeling.
Practitioners know me as a writer of editorials and practical commentaries.
Although I am not a dentist I have been in dental education since 1969, including 17 years as academic dean at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
My area of specialty is dentists–what they value; how they learn, work, and make decisions; and what patients think of them.
More precisely, my research and writing has been in competency-based education, critical thinking, evaluation, and research design and statistical methods for researchers and practitioners.