Curriculum Vitae

 

This page was last updated in April 2020. For a pdf version of my CV, click 

 

Research Interests

 

AOS: metaphysics; philosophy of religion

AOC: normative ethicsbioethics; eastern philosophy

 

Education

 

Ph.D. student in philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2017-current).

 

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).

 

Courses Taught

 

Eastern Philosophy (Spring 2020, UMass).

 

Practical Reasoning (Fall 2020, UMass). 

 

Philosophy of Religion (Spring 2020, UMass).

 

Philosophy of Religion (Fall 2016, UWM).

 

Teaching Assistantships

 

Medical Ethics (Fall 2019, UMass, S. Horowitz). 

 

Existentialism (Spring 2019, UMass, E. Garcia).

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2018, UMass, N. Markosian).

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2016, UWM, L. Ferrero).

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2015, UWM, E. Hinchman).

 

Logic (Spring 2015, TIU, C. Firestone).

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2015, TIU, C. Firestone).

            

Publications

 

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

 

"An Episodic Account of Divine Personhood." Religious Studies (forthcoming). 

Multilocation Without Time Travel. Erkenntnis (forthcoming). 

 

Self-Colocation: A Colocation Puzzle for Endurantists. Synthese (forthcoming). 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Presentations

 

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

 

“How to Solve the Problem of Evil: A Deontological Strategy.” EPS Midwest regional meeting in Grand Rapids, MI, March 23, 2018. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“The Place of Chance in a Molinist World.” EPS Midwest Regional Meeting, Chicago IL, 2015. (Recipient of EPS Student Paper Award, Runner-up.)

 

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

 

Honors and Awards

 

First year fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst philosophy graduate program (2017).

 

Richard Peltz Award for Excellence in Philosophy (2016).

 

Nominated for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship (2016).

 

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Chancellor’s Award (2015-2016 academic yr.).

 

Trinity International University leadership and academic scholarships (2013, 2014).

 

Grand Valley State University Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

 

Grand Valley State University academic and art scholarships (2009, 2010, 2012).

 

Recipient of William C. Ford, Jr. Scholarship (2010).

 

Leadership & Service

 

Referee work:

- Ratio

 

- Inquiry

 

- Journal of Philosophical Research

 

Faith and Philosophy

- Theoria

- Religious Studies

- Theologica

 

Organizer and presenter, departmental publishing workshop for graduate students (Fall 2020, UMass)

Co-organizer, graduate student-organized colloquium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 2018.

 

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

 

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

 

Professional References

 

(Available on request)