I’m a Yooper native teaching philosophy in Stephenville, TX, the Cowboy Capital of the World.  Most semesters I teach Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Logic, and Professional Ethics. Sometimes I teach other courses, e.g. a study-abroad course on Renaissance philosophy.  My CV and links to some of my work are available at Philpapers.


Ph.D. in Philosophy, Baylor University, 2016
M.A. in Philosophy, Boston College, 2010
B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities, Valparaiso University, 2007


The best short introduction to my philosophical work is Kierkegaard on Escaping the Cult of Busyness (co-authored with my dissertation director C. Stephen Evans).

I have a chapter (“Kierkegaard and Augustine on Time”) in the 2017 Lexington Books volume on Augustine and Kierkegaard.

While at Baylor I was invited to write on the unlikely topic of Kierkegaard and going on vacation for their publication Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics.  As part of the Conyers Scholars Program I contributed a chapter on George Marsden’s reading of William James to an anthology on Christian Faith and University Life.


Thanks to a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, I’m working on an OER Intro to Philosophy textbook organized around primary texts from the history of philosophy.  I hope to launch the book in time for the Fall 2019 semester.

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