Professional Bio


Ph.D., Duquesne University, Philosophy, 2015. Dissertation: Rethinking Multiplicity After Deleuze and Badiou. Director: Dr. Daniel Selcer

M.H. (Master of Humanities), University of Colorado Denver, Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009.

Thesis: Means of Access, Modes of Allowance: Other Selves and the Formation of Identity in Phenomenology. Director: Dr. Myra Bookman

M.A. (Honors), Denver Seminary, Philosophy of Religion, 2006.

B.A., Regis University (Regis College), Philosophy and History, 2001.

Research & Scholarship


“Allowances, Affordances, and the Collaborative Constitution of Identity.” Perspectives International Postgraduate Journal in Philosophy, vol. 5 (forthcoming).

“Should We Condemn Michael?” in Ultimate LOST and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone, ed. Sharon Kaye (Wiley, 2010), 233-241. Also appeared as “Should We Condemn Michael for Saving Walt?” in LOST and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons, ed. Sharon Kaye (Blackwell, 2007), 18-25.

Special Effects, Special Status: Lie, Visual Effects, and Stephen Prince’s Perceptual Realism,” Cinemascope 10 (Jan.-June 2008), special issue: Falsehood and Cinema, ed. Mariangela Fornaro,

Review of James Dreier, ed., Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory (Blackwell, 2006), Teaching Philosophy 30:1 (March 2007), 132-134.

Research Interests

Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Philosophy and Mathematics 
History of Philosophy