Former Professor of Native Studies at Brandon University
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"There have long been compelling reasons to oppose the death penalty: the persistence of race, class, and ethnic bias; its profound arbitrariness; its failure to deter more effectively than its alternatives; its exceptional costs. The power of such critiques is itself significantly enhanced by the convergence of the two forces - international pressure and the innocence argument - on which this book focuses. The fact that a significant number of those whose lives the state ends are not only selected on arbitrary and discriminatory grounds, but also are innocent of the crime for which they are being punished only intensifies the gravity of the abuse of state power that constitutes the American death penalty."
Cowritten with Alan Clarke, JD, The Bitter Fruit of American Justice: International and Domestic Resistance to the Death Penalty, 2007
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Former Visiting Researcher, Institute of Canadian Aboriginal Studies
Former Professor, Native Studies, Brandon University (Canada)
Visiting Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada), 2007
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Communications and Critical/Cultural Studies, 2004-present
Professor, Philosophy and Humanities and Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University, 2004-2009
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of American Indian Education, 2000-2006
Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2000-2001
Recipient, George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation Fellowship, 2000-2001
Visiting Fellow, Maori Studies, University of Auckland (New Zealand), 1999
Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Australian National University (Australia), 1996
Visiting Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 1993-1994
Professor, Philosophy and Creative Writing, Michigan Technological University, 1986-2004
Professor of Philosophy, Southern Methodist University, 1984-1986
Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1983-1984
Instructor, Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 1981-1983
PhD, Philosophy of Science, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 1985
MA, Philosophy, Queen's University (Canada), 1976
BA, magna cum laude, Philosophy, College of William and Mary, 1975