Mark Phillips received his B.A. in Philosophy and French from California State University (which included a year abroad in France), his M.A. in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick (in Coventry), and his Ph.D. from Tulane University (after a year at Purdue and a couple years studying in Germany). His primary areas of interest are in Pragmatism, Evolutionary Psychology, as well as the concept of God.
He has published an article in History of Philosophy Quarterly, where he explores the relation between Emerson's concept of Nature and Nietzsche's Will to Power. He is currently working on a book about religious behavior as self-identification.
For the last ten years, he has organized UNO's annual Darwin Day -- an event hosting some of the best thinkers in the field of evolutionary psychology, including: Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, Daniel Dennett, and Robert Trivers. He also serves on the university Curriculum Committee.