- Ph.D., Philosophy, Yale University
- M.Phil., Logic and Metaphysics, St. Andrews, UK
- B.A., Philosophy, Marquette University
Lecturer at Yale University and Fairfield Jesuit University prior to arriving at Washington College (2001).
Areas of Interest
- Philosophy of Religion
- Medieval Philosophy
- Analytic Philosophy
- Christian Thought
Philosophy of Religion, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Existentialism, Comparative Religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), Readings in Utopia & assorted Great Books courses
Select recent works
- A book on the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas on Simplicity (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2008).
- “Happiness, Division, and the Self in Plato’s Symposium” in The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research 96 (January, 2008).
- “Memory and the Unity of the Imagination in Spinoza” in International Philosophical Quarterly (June, 2009).
- A review of Martin De Nys’s Considering Transcendence appearing in The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 52, No.4 (September, 2009).
- “Divine Simplicity” as an entry for the peer-reviewed Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, March 2010.
- A review of Paul Kirkland’s Nietzsche’s Noble Aims in The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 53, No.4 (June, 2010).
- “Singular Cognition: Brief Remarks on Klima and Pini” in the Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, Vol. 9, Ed. Gyula Klima and Alexander Hall (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 39-43.
- “Simplicity and Explanation in Aquinas’ God,” in the 2002 SMLM Proceedings, was recently reprinted in a new version of the proceedings, in Categories, and What is Beyond, Ed. Gyula Klima and Alexander Hall (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 113-128.
- A review of Eugene Thacker’s After life, in The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. LXV, No.2 (March, 2012).
Major works in process include: 1) a second book on Aquinas, 2) an edited anthology on theories of human nature, 3) an edited anthology of sermons by the late Richard Roach, S.J.