Curriculum Vitae
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 Areas of Specialization

 

Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Competence

Ethics (including bioethics and political philosophy); Eastern philosophy (Indian philosophy and classical Chinese philosophy)

 

Academic Employment

 

Denison University, Visiting Assistant Professor (2022 - 2023)

Education

 

Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2022)

Dissertation: All Sortals are Phase Sortals

Committee: Ned Markosian (chair); Phil Bricker; Maya Eddon; Ana Arregui (Linguistics)

 

M. A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2017)

 

M. A. in Philosophy of Religion, Trinity International University (2015)

 

Philosophy non-degree graduate program, Loyola University Chicago (2014)

 

B.F.A. in Art and Design, minor in Writing, Grand Valley State University (2013)

            

Publications

 

 17. "The Non-Consequentialist Argument from Evil." Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)

16. "Criteria of Identity Without Sortals." Noûs (forthcoming)

 

15. “Becoming a Statue. Australasian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)

14. “Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences" (with Elizabeth Jackson) Religious Studies (forthcoming)

 

13. “An Episodic Account of Divine Personhood. Religious Studies 57(4): 654-668 (2021)

 

12. “Multilocation Without Time Travel. Erkenntnis 86(6): 1431-1444 (2021)

 

11. “Self-Colocation: A Colocation Puzzle for Endurantists. Synthese 198(6): 5297-5309 (2021)

10. "How God Knows Counterfactuals of Freedom." Faith and Philosophy 37(2): 220-229 (2020)

9.  "How to Solve the Problem of Evil: A Deontological Strategy." Faith and Philosophy 36(4): 442-462 (2019)

 

8.  “From a Cosmic Fine-Tuner to a Perfect Being.” Analysis 79(3): 449-452 (2019)

 

7.  “Divine Intentions and the Problem of Evil.” Religious Studies 55(2): 215-234 (2018)

 

6.  “The Possibility of Resurrection by Reassembly.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 84(3): 273-288 (2018)

 

5.  “Multilocation and Parsimony.” Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 7(3): 153-160 (2018)

 

4.  “Does Molinism Reconcile Freedom and Foreknowledge?” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10(2): 131-148 (2018)

 

3.  “A New Logical Problem for the Doctrine of the Trinity.” Religious Studies 54(1): 1-13 (2018)

 

2.  “Is the Problem of Evil a Deontological Problem?” Analysis 77(1): 79-87 (2017)

 

1.  “Best Feasible Worlds: Divine Freedom and Leibniz’s Lapse.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77: 219-229 (2015)

  

Selected Presentations

 

“Risk-Free Gratuitous Evil.” Toronto Metropolitan University, mini-conference on gratuitous evil, May 9, 2022 (remote, invited)

“Becoming a Statue.” Hope College, April 11, 2022 (invited)

“Criteria of Identity Without Sortals.” Chinese University of Hong Kong, March 17, 2022 (remote, invited)

The Non-Consequentialist Problem of Evil. Virginia Commonwealth University philosophy of religion workshop, Nov 6, 2021 (invited)

“Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences” (with Liz Jackson)Goethe University Frankfurt, July 6, 2021 (remote, invited)

“Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences” (with Liz Jackson)Lancog seminar series, Center of Philosophy, University of Lisbon, June 25, 2021 (remote, invited)

 

“On a Deontological Problem of Evil. Presentation for the graduate students at Biola University, January 22, 2021 (remote, invited)

 

An Episodic Model of the Trinity. Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Regional Meeting, Sept 14, 2019 (refereed)

 

“How to Solve the Problem of Evil: A Deontological Strategy.” University of Hartford Philosophy Club, March 15, 2018 (invited) 

 

“Debunking Molinism: A ‘Debunking Argument’ against Middle Knowledge.” Wisconsin Philosophical Association annual conference, University of Wisconsin – Madison, April 2017 (refereed)

 

“Molinism and the Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge.” Wisconsin Philosophical Association annual conference, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, April 9, 2016 (refereed)

 

“The Problem of Evil and the Varieties of Defense.” 9th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference, Northern Illinois University, Nov. 20-21, 2015 (refereed)

 

“The Place of Chance in a Molinist World.” Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Meeting, Niagara University, Nov. 7-8, 2014 (refereed)

 

Teaching Experience

 

As instructor of record:

 

Social and Political Philosophy (Fall 2022, Denison University, in-person)

 

Writing 101 (theme: Death and the Meaning of Life; Fall 2022, Denison University, in-person)

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2022, U of Massachusetts Amherst, in-person)

Philosophy of Religion (Spring 2022, Mount Holyoke College, in-person)

 

Medical Ethics (Fall 2021, U of Massachusetts Amherst, in-person)

Death and the Meaning of Life (Summer 2021, U of Massachusetts Amherst, online asynchronous)

 

Eastern Philosophy (Spring 2021, U of Massachusetts Amherst, online synchronous)

 

Practical Reasoning/Critical Thinking (Fall 2020, U of Massachusetts Amherst, online asynchronous)

 

Philosophy of Religion (Spring 2020, U of Massachusetts Amherst, in-person)

 

Philosophy of Religion (Fall 2016, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, in-person)

As teaching assistant: 

 

Medical Ethics (Fall 2019, U of Massachusetts Amherst; primary instructor: S. Horowitz)

 

Existentialism (Spring 2019, U of Massachusetts Amherst; primary instructor: E. Garcia)

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2018, U of Massachusetts Amherst; primary instructor: N. Markosian)

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2016, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; primary instructor:  L. Ferrero)

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2015, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; primary instructor:  E. Hinchman)

 

Logic (Spring 2015, Trinity International U; primary instructor: C. Firestone)

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2015, Trinity International U; primary instructor: C. Firestone)

Selected Honors and Awards

 

Robison Prize for Teaching Excellence (2021)

 

Richard Peltz Award for Excellence in Philosophy (2016)

 

 

Leadership & Service

 

Referee work:

Religions

Sophia

Mind

Philosophy Compass

Metaphysics

Philosophia

Philosophia Christi

Review of Metaphysics

Cambridge Elements

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy

Analytic Philosophy

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion

Ratio

Inquiry

Journal of Philosophical Research

Faith and Philosophy

Theoria

Religious Studies

Theologica

 

Departmental service:

 

Guest presenter, departmental teaching workshop, UMass, Spring 2022

Co-organizer and co-presenter, department publishing workshop, UMass, Spring 2022

Organizer and presenter, departmental publishing workshop for graduate students, UMass, Fall 2021

 

Guest Presenter, departmental teaching workshop, UMass, Spring 2021

 

Publishing Mentor, departmental graduate student role, UMass, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Officer, Philosophy Graduate Students Organization, UMass, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Co-organizer, graduate student-organized colloquium at UMass, April 2018

 

Resources Manager for PiPS (Philosophy in Public Schools), UMass, Spring 2018

 

Organizer, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee philosophy of religion reading group, UMass, 2016-2017

 

Professional References

 

Ned Markosian

Department of Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

markosian@umass.edu

Phil Bricker

Department of Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

bricker@umass.edu

Maya Eddon

Department of Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

mayae@umass.edu

 

Sophie Horowitz (teaching reference)

Department of Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

shorowitz@umass.edu