CV

Curriculum Vitae downloadable pdf

EDUCATION
Ph.D.    Saint Louis University (Philosophy)  2018
(University of Notre Dame, visiting graduate student, 2015)

Dissertation: The Interdependence of Self and Other: A Thomistic Solution to the Problem of Intersubjectivity (defended with distinction)
Supervisor: Eleonore Stump
Committee: Jeffrey Bishop, Jonathan Jacobs, Naomi Eilan (external – Warwick)

M.A.     Loyola Marymount University (Philosophy)
Summa Cum Laude  2012

B.A.      Lindenwood University (Philosophy and History)
Magna Cum Laude  2009

AREAS OF SPECIALITY
Philosophy of Mind, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics

AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology, Ethics

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (2018-Present)
Adjunct Instructor, Loyola Marymount University (2012-2013)

PUBLICATIONS
“The Illuminative Function of the Agent Intellect,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, published online 30 August, 2018, doi: 10.1080/09608788.2018.1501344, forthcoming in print.

“Forgiveness Then Satisfaction: Why The Order Matters for a Theory of the Atonement,” Religious Studies, published online 20 March, 2018, doi:10.1017/S0034412518000148, forthcoming in print.

“The Unity of the Knower and the Known: The Phenomenology of Aristotle and the Metaphysics of Husserl,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22(2), Spring 2018: 293-313.

PRESENTATIONS
“Becoming Oneself Through Another: A Relational Ontology of Persons”
American Catholic Philosophical Association, Panel Discussion on “Thomistic Flourishing: A Second-Person Approach,” with Matthew Shea and Andrew Pinsent, University of San Diego, November 11, 2018

“Acting Together: The Co-Constituted Nature of Shared Agency”
Northern New England Philosophy Association Annual Meeting, Plenary Session, University of Vermont, October 27, 2018 (commentary from Michael Bratman)

“Revisiting the Substance-Artifact Distinction: Or, Why Aristotle Went Organic Before It Was Cool”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, California, March 29, 2018

“Joint Attention, Symmetrical Sharing, and the First-Person Plural”
American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 2018
Central States Philosophical Association, 2017 Meeting, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, October 28, 2017

“Social Interactions, Aristotelian Powers, and the Ontology of the I-You Relation”
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, January 5, 2018

“Me and You, and You and Me: How a Powers Ontology Clarifies the Second-Person Relation (and Makes us ‘So Happy Together’)”
Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 14, 2017 (commentary from Soren Overgaard)

“‘Got to Get You into My Life’: A Case for Primitive Second-Person Thoughts”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 12, 2017
North Texas Philosophical Association, 49th Meeting, University of Dallas, Texas, April 1, 2017

“The Illuminative Function of the Agent Intellect”
American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, March 3, 2017
Northwest Philosophy Conference, Gonzaga University, Washington, October 15, 2016

“The Phenomenology of the I-You Relation” with Jeffrey Bishop
Philosophical Collaborations Conference, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois, February 24, 2017

“Self-Consciousness and Neural Mapping: Problems for a (Purely) Neuroscience-Based Theory of Subjectivity”
Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, Tennessee, February 20, 2016

“Ontological Independence, Epistemological Priority, and The Principle of Self-Realization: Why Artifacts Are Not Substances for Aristotle”
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, 33rd Annual Meeting, Fordham University, New York, October 24, 2015

“Thomistic Mindreading: Why We Ought To Reconsider Aquinas’ Theory of Cognition”
American Catholic Philosophical Association, 90th Meeting, ACPA Sponsored Satellite Session, Boston College, Massachusetts, October 11, 2015

“Forgiveness Then Satisfaction: Why the Order Matters for a Theory of The Atonement”
The Society of Christian Philosophers, Eastern Regional Meeting, Messiah College, Pennsylvania, September 25, 2015

“The Unity of the Knower and the Known: The Phenomenology of Aristotle and the Metaphysics of Husserl”
Ancient Philosophy Society Conference, University of San Francisco, April 22, 2012

“The Necessity of Virtue in Aesthetic Experience”
American Maritain Association Conference, St. Mary’s College, Indiana, October 13, 2011

PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS
The Thomistic Seminar: Philosophical Anthropology, The Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, August 5-11, 2018

Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 14-18, 2017

Neo-Aristotelian Approaches to the Philosophy of Mind Summer School and Conference, Oxford University, Naples, Italy, September 26-October 2, 2016


AWARDS 

Sanders Graduate Student Award
For “Social Interaction, Aristotelian Powers, and the Ontology of the I-You Relation”
{American Philosophical Association, 2018}

James Collins Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement
{Saint Louis University, 2017}

Outstanding Scholarship in the Philosophy Graduate Program
{Loyola Marymount University, 2012}

Outstanding Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy Graduate Program
{Loyola Marymount University, 2012}

Sibley Award to Outstanding Senior
{Lindenwood University, 2009}


FELLOWSHIPS
SLU2000 Research Fellowship
{Saint Louis University, 2016-2017}

Teaching Fellowship
{Loyola Marymount University, 2011-2012}

Rains Research Assistantship
{Loyola Marymount University, 2010-2012}


TEACHING
PHIL 230: Philosophy of Religion
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Spring 2019

PHIL 200: Human Nature and Ethics
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Fall 2018 (2 sections), Spring 2019 (2 sections)

PHIL 222: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Fall 2018

PHIL 205: Ethics
Saint Louis University
Fall 2017, Spring 2018

PHIL 336: Medical Ethics
Saint Louis University
Summer 2017

PHIL 105: Introduction to Philosophy: Mind & Reality
Saint Louis University
Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2018

PHIL 160: Philosophy of Human Nature
Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2012 (2 Sections), Spring 2013 (2 Sections)

PHIL 220: Critical Thinking
Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2011


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

-Co-organizer of Saint Louis University Philosophy Graduate Conference: “The Nature and Character of Self-Consciousness” – Spring 2018
-Assisted Michael Barber in creating an index for The Golden Age of Phenomenology at the New School for Social Research, 1954-1973, (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2017).
-Guest Speaker, “Arguments for the Existence of God,” The Ethical Society of St. Louis – Feb. 2016
-Graduate Assistant, Center for the Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame – Spring 2015
Journal of Analytic Theology, Editorial Assistant – Spring 2015
-Paper Referee, Saint Louis University Graduate Student Conference – 2015, 2016
-Teaching Assistant, Saint Louis University [Aided George Terzis in grading class assignments and conducting research.] – Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
-Research Assistant in the Philosophy Department, Loyola Marymount University [Conducted research for Prof.  James Hanink; edited articles; proofread and helped index Aquinas and Maritain on Evil: Mystery and Metaphysics.] – Fall 2010-Spring 2012
-Private Philosophy Tutor, Loyola Marymount University – Fall 2011-Spring 2012


LANGUAGES

English
Latin
Greek (ancient)