Eric Mullis studied philosophy and music at Winthrop University and went on to do graduate work in philosophy at USC Columbia. He began playing music in grade school and performs regularly in the Charlotte area. He plays jazz drums and mallet percussion (vibes and marimba) with various groups in and around Charlotte and released a CD of original compositions in April 2009. He is also the founding member of the band Actual Proof. Eric currently teaches philosophy at Queens University of Charlotte and enjoys teaching classes in Aesthetics and Chinese Philosophy.