I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of the University of Scranton. Before coming to Scranton, I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Philosophy & History at Dartmouth College, where I graduated summa cum laude. While at Rutgers, I served as Managing Editor for Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Managing Editor for Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, and Undergraduate Advisor for the Rutgers Philosophy Department. In May 2018, I was one of four graduate students from the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences to receive the Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences Award for Distinguished Contribution to Undergraduate Education. In 2018-2019, I co-authored with Dean Zimmerman and Laura Callahan a grant proposal for an interdisciplinary project entitled “Science-Engaged Philosophy of Religion: God, Time, and Creation." In May 2019, the John Templeton Foundation awarded the Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion a $1,031,088 grant for this project,
I conduct research and teach in ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. I am especially interested in the Aristotelian philosophical tradition, both as an object of historical investigation and as a living tradition of perennial interest and influence. My research touches on a number of themes from that tradition, including ideas about essence, form, definition, person, substance, nature, soul, and scientific knowledge (epistēmē).