Steve is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department. His interests include ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. His research focuses on moral and legal responsibility and the relationship between them. Before coming to USC he received a law degree from Columbia University and practiced law for several years.
At USC he has been a teaching assistant for courses on Legal Controversies and Ethical Principles, Mind and Self in Western Thought, and Issues in Space and Time, and he is the recipient of a 2012-2013 USC General Education Graduate Assistant Award. He has also taught courses on Ethics and Etymologies for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, a summer program that offers intensive college-level courses to academically advanced middle- and high-school students.
Steve holds a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, and after graduating from college he spent an academic year as the resident English Language Assistant at a high school in Maurepas, France.