I’m an Associate Professor of philosophy at Felician University in Lodi, New Jersey, where I’m the University’s Pre-Law Adviser, direct the Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, and co-chair the University’s Committee on Leadership and Social Justice (with Dr. Edward Ogle, Vice-President for Academic Affairs). I’m also Felician’s Faculty Representative to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. I was chair of Felician’s Philosophy Department (and briefly, the Department of Religious Studies) from January 2011 until June 2014. In my spare time, I’m a graduate student in Felician’s Counseling Psychology Program–right now studying toward an MA in Counseling Psychology, but eventually hoping to get a PsyD.
Felician aside, I’m the Editor-at-Large for Reason Papers, an online journal. I spent part of the summer of 2015 teaching political philosophy at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, Palestine (aka “the West Bank”), and a shorter part of it on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, following the Lakota 57 case (among other things). I’m once again teaching political philosophy at Al Quds (summer 2016), and hope to return to Pine Ridge later this summer.
I’ve created this website to house a group blog and to have a place to organize and store my own written work. (The blog has been operating since July 2014, but I haven’t managed to organize any of my written work here yet.) I have my views, of course, but I’m not affiliated with any ideological, doctrinal, or political group. Neither is the group blog or the website.
“Policy of Truth” was originally (and boringly) named after me, but on second thought, I’ve renamed it “Policy of Truth” after the Depeche Mode song of that name. (I was originally going to call it “Back in Pak,” but decided against it. My brother suggested “Fear of a Pak Planet,” but tempting as that was, I dropped it as well.) The song alludes to the thoughts I expressed to a lot of people after my last blogging experience: “Never again/Is what you swore/The time before.” No copyright infringement is intended by my use of the song title, and I hope none obtains, either.
I can be reached at khawajai at felician dot edu.