Jim is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Duquesne University where he received his M.A. in 2004. He also received a Th.M. from Grace Theological Seminary. Before coming to Wheeling Jesuit University he taught at Seton Hill University and Duquesne University. He has won awards for teaching in both academic and business milieus.
Jim has published articles in the journal of Ancient Philosophy and the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. He is currently writing his dissertation on "Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Business Ethics," an attempt to combine his academic study with almost twenty years of corporate experience.
Areas of study include Ancient Philosophy, Business Ethics, Asian Philosophy, Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and Continental Philosophy. He currently teaches Logic and Knowledge, Philosophy of the Human Person, Philosophy of Religion, Eastern Philosophy, and the Senior Seminar on Political & Economic Philosophy. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association.