BIOGRAPHY

wherever power is at work, we should be ready to ask who or what is controlling whom, and why.
~ Miranda Fricker

Thank you for visiting my personal webpage and taking the time to learn a little more about me and my work.

In October of 1983, I was born in the culturally German city of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. After wrestling with the decision to become an actor, a weatherman, or a writer, I was lucky enough to have the chance to take my first Philosophy course during my final year of high-school at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate (KCI). Throughout that course, all previous uncertainty fell away and  I realized I wanted nothing else but to be a philosopher.

Inspired by the book "Chasing the Flame" - the biography of Sérgio Vieira de Mello - I set my sights on combining my study of philosophy with practical applicability, so that perhaps my work could be used for humanitarian purposes. 

Accordingly, my research at the graduate level engaged the intersection of ethics, social justice, and reasoning, culminating in my doctoral dissertation proposing a model for decision-making that systematically accounts for conflicting moral considerations.

Now, as an Assistant Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, I am delighted to engage with Canada's business leaders of tomorrow. Together, we grapple with the complexities of ethical business decision-making, and explore the impact that these decisions can have on real individuals and the societies they compose.

Thanks again for stopping by and please feel free to check out my C.V. and Publications for some of the work I've done. You can also check out my departmental page, HERE.

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And, of course, don't hesitate to Contact Me with any thoughts, ideas, or questions.

With best wishes, 

Michael