Professional Bio

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Boston College, 2009
MA in Classical Studies, Boston University, 1996
BA in Classics and Philosophy, University of Montana, 1993

Research & Scholarship


Vico, Giambattista. The New Science. Trans. (with Robert Miner). Under contract with Yale University Press.

Vico, Giambattista. On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians. Ed. and Trans. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Edited Volumes

Descartes and Cartesianism (with Nathan Smith). London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

The Stories We Tell: From Baltimore to Denver” (with Karsonya Whitehead). Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education 44 (2013).

Broadening College Student Interest in Philosophical Education Through Community Service Learning” (with Scott Seider). Teaching Philosophy 34:3 (2011).

Book Chapters

On the Reception of Plato in Cicero’s De legibus.” Platonic Inspirations: Plato and Platonism in Antiquity and Beyond. Ed. Mark Beck and Jan Opsomer. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2013.

Machiavelli’s Use of Livy in Discourses, I.11-15.” New Worlds and the Italian Renaissance: Contributions to the History of European Intellectual Culture. Ed. Andrea Moudarres and Christine Purdy Moudarres. Leiden: Brill, 2012.


"Socratic Engagement and the Eccentric University." Regis College Faculty Lecture. October 2015.

"Teaching Justice through Service Learning" (a panel presentation with Dr. Karen Adkins and Dr. Abigail Gosselin). Thirty-first International Social Philosophy Conference (a meeting of the North American Association for Social Philosophy), William Jewell College. July 2015.