• Director of Philosophy Program
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Associate Professor of Catholic Studies
School of Arts & Sciences

About Me

My research interests are in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. Currently, I am working on two projects. The first focuses on the nature of epistemic authority. The second focuses on how suffering transforms a person's relationship with God. My teaching interests include logic, philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy (especially the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas), and the relation between science and religion. I hold a joint appointment in Catholic studies at the University of Mary. I enjoy helping students see how the Catholic faith has become incarnate in history, literature, music, and the fine arts.

Why Iā€™m At Mary

I'm at Mary to know God and make God known.


Epistemology, philosophy of religion, logic, metaphysics, science and religion

2018 ā€“ "Preemptionism and Epistemic Authority," Quaestiones Disputatae 8(2): 36-67.

2016 ā€“ "Suffering and Charity in the Dark Night of the Soul," Religious Studies 52(2): 187-204.

2013 ā€“ "Joint Attention, Union with God, and the Dark Night of the Soul," European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5(4): 287-210.


PhD (Philosophy): St. Louis University, 2016
MSt (Philosophical Theology): University of Oxford, 2011
SB (Chemistry): University of Chicago, 2009