Michael Epperson did his doctoral work in metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion at The University of Chicago (Ph.D., 2003) under the direction of David Tracy and physicist Peter Hodgson, Head of the Nuclear Physics Theoretical Group at the University of Oxford.
Epperson is the founder and director of the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento, where he is a Research Professor and Principal Investigator. His current research project, "Foundations of Relational Realism: Logical Causality, Intrinsic Decoherence, and a Category-Theoretic Mereotopological Model of Quantum Spacetime," is funded by grants from the Fetzer-Franklin Fund and the John Templeton Foundation/CTNS STARS program.
Epperson's philosophical interests also include ethics and just war theory, and his work in these areas includes the 2005 documentary film, "The 11th Day," (writer, producer) which chronicles the story of the Cretan civilian resistance against German occupation in World War II. The documentary received critical acclaim in publications including The Chicago Tribune, Canada's National Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Newsday. Exhibitions have included a special advance screening requested by members of the United States Congress in 2004, held at the Capitol, and at the British Embassy in Athens, Greece in 2009.