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I am a psychologist, writer on philosophical and religious topics, and applied mathematician (specializing in Bayesian statistics and probability modeling) living in the scenic Central Coast area of California. My current work is on psychological applications of Greek philosophy and on social issues. Of special interest in the latter connection is to explore new paradigms of positive activism, such as through productive dialogue, research, and philosophical analysis on issues like war, the Occupy Movement, social justice, etc.
Previous positions include appointments at the RAND Corporation, Duke University, Wake Forest University, and several biotechnology companies, including Amgen, GlaxoSmithKlein and Roche Molecular Diagnostics. The photo is of the San Francisco Peaks overlooking Flagstaff, Arizona, where I used to live.
Psychology and Philosophy
Statistics and Computer Science
Recent work includes methods for validation and improvement of advanced biological -- DNA, RNA, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) -- diagnostic methods.