I am a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, and I received my Ph.D. from the Benjamin Franklin University. I have also lived in London, Florida, Idaho, Massachusetts (the Boston area), and some other places. Now I live in Cleveland Heights, although I am on sabbatical for 2013-14, and I will be moving back and forth between Cleveland and Philadelphia.
I am a lifelong fan of the Phillies, although I am well disposed toward the Indians.
I’m a college professor. (If you are one of my students, you should stop looking at profiles on OKCupid and get back to your schoolwork!)
My politics are conventional left-liberal, and I like to be around people who share that orientation on political and social issues. I don't feel like being obliged to explain from scratch why decent public education or decent health care is a fundamental right, or to argue why heteronormativity is bad. I am a religious skeptic.
I like to mix "work" and "pleasure," and I've never understood the appeal of "going on vacation." My ideal day might begin with jogging; then I would work for several hours on my research; then finish up the day by getting together with someone for drinks.
I try to keep in shape, running and working out.