My main academic interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, and early modern philosophy, with particular attention to George Berkeley's contributions to each of these. I successfully defended my dissertation, New Work for Berkeley's Theory of Divine Language, in May 2023. I began my first tenure-track position in August 2023, as Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Edward Waters University.
In addition to my academic work, I freelance as a philosophical counselor. I am certified in client counseling by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, and in Logic-Based Consultation by the Logic-Based Therapy & Consultation Institute.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
PhD in Philosophy
Winner of the Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize
YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL
MAR in Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Winner of the Mary Cady Tew Prize
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
BA cum laude in Philosophy (Honors) and Theology
ABOUT PHILOSOPHICAL COUNSELING
Philosophy is, among other things, the art and science of critical thinking. As such, the concepts and methods employed by philosophers can be fruitfully applied to virtually any problem or situation likely to arise in one’s personal or professional life. They can be particularly useful in the context of moral dilemmas, questions of meaning and value, and questions of knowledge and justification.
While clients may seek philosophical counseling for a variety of reasons, the philosophical counselor’s primary goal is always to help clients become better philosophers themselves. We assist clients in clarifying their concepts, articulating their worldviews, and learning to use philosophical tools in their everyday lives.
For the Informed Consent Form for my counseling services, click HERE.
The fee for my services is $150 per 50-minute hour.
I am currently based in Maryland (Montgomery County), but remote sessions (via Skype) are also available.
To make an appointment, contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.