I've been a full time academic in philosophy since 1987. I started at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, moved to the University of the South at Sewanee, and am now at Mississippi State University. Perhaps the hallmark of my research and teaching has been inter- and transdisciplinarity. I've published on ancient Greek philosophy, early modern astronomy, eighteenth century metaphor, and contemporary ethics, nonlinear dynamics, and social psychology. I've researched and taught with faculty in literature, religion, classics, archaeology, physics, computer science, and chemistry. My persistent focus in all of this is on the various notions of reason, rationality, and expertise embodied in these disciplines and sometimes professed by their practitioners. I've been around long enough to have had two separate stints as department head in two different departments for a total of 11 years in administration, though I have purposely stepped away both times to return to teaching and research, and that is what I do now. Most recently, my research has been focused on artificial intelligence, not as a model for human intelligence, but sui generis. I've been working with some colleagues who, though they have humanities PhDs, are earning their living in the land of AI and data analysis.