Dr. Jamie Quick earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University in 1991. His doctoral dissertation investigated the ontological and epistemological status of dreams in the works of Descartes and Leibniz, using the deconstructive techniques of Jacques Derrida. His research and teaching interests include contemporary continental philosophy (primarily Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze), aesthetics (the philosophies of literature and film), and ethics. He has published or presented papers on such figures as Descartes, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Bataille, Derrida, and Irigaray. Prior to teaching at Mount St. Mary's, Dr. Quick taught at Duquesne University, Indiana University South Bend,Eckerd College, and St. Petersburg College.