Wes teaches philosophy courses in the department of General Education. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, an M.A. in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. He completed his B.A. at Luther College with majors in philosophy and English and spent a year studying Scandinavian languages and culture at the University of Bergen, Norway. Before coming to DCTC, Wes taught English at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
Wes emphasizes practical skills. About his approach, he says, "I design my courses so students learn processes of analysis and evaluation they can use later in the real world.” Wes is interested in the philosophy of language, continental philosophy, poetry, theater, and Scandinavian culture.