I recently completed my PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and will be an assistant professor of philosophy at Hope College starting in Fall 2018. I work primarily on in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and philosophy of religion; as well as on topics in epistemology and social philosophy. See more about my research.
I am also passionate about teaching and enjoy teaching courses in ethics in addition to those in the areas mentioned above. Starting with my work for Notre Dame's innovative new God and the Good Life course - for which I developed interactive, web-based philosophy 'texts' - I continue to utilize multimedia tools and approaches in my teaching. I also began integrating 'community-engaged' pedagogy in a class I taught this Spring, for which I received a grant from Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns - I plan to continue doing so in future classes. Finally, in addition to teaching in a traditional university setting, I have also taught courses for residents at South Bend's Center for the Homeless and through the Westville Prison Initiative. See more about my teaching and community engagement.
Outside of philosophy, I am deeply involved in various community organizations, am a visual artist, and enjoy playing all kinds of sports.