I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I received my doctorate in Philosophy from Princeton University. I received my undergraduate degree in the liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College. In Fall 2014- Spring 2015 I will be visiting Saint Louis University to work on a project on intellectual deference funded by a grant from the Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility.
My dissertation concerns Aristotle’s theory of understanding and its implications for his conception of the human being. I am currently working on several projects in ancient philosophy including an examination of Aristotle’s views on the connection between understanding and imagination and an explication of Aristotle’s conception of continuity and his response to Zeno’s paradoxes. In addition to ancient philosophy, my other research interests include medieval philosophy, where I am interested in medieval theories of causation and cognition, and the philosophy of religion, where I am interested in a number of topics including theories of personal identity and survival, the relationship between divine and human agency, and divine simplicity.