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Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University; specializes in epistemology and ethics, with an emphasis on animal ethics, environmental ethics, and global justice; lead editor of The Moral Rights of Animals (Lexington Books, 2016); co-author (with Kathie Jenni) of The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers (Lantern Books, 2010); he has developed a commonsense approach to ethics, which he uses to argue that moderately affluent individuals have a moral obligation to assist the world’s food insecure and to argue that veganism is morally required.