The Master said, “Both keeping past teachings alive and understanding the present—someone able to do this is worthy of being a teacher.”
(Confucius, Analects 2.11, Slingerland trans.)

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I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago (expected graduation May 2020) and an Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at Bryant & Stratton College Online. I have teaching experience in classical Chinese ethics, contemporary analytic epistemology of religion, and symbolic logic. My research centers on 13th century Scholasticism, primarily William of Auxerre (1156-1231), an early High Scholastic who was involved in the adoption and adaptation of Aristotelian and Islamic thought in the West. I am currently engaged in projects involving the classical Islamic philosopher Avicenna and the Confucian thinker Xunzi.

The About Me page will tell you more about my history and research interests.

The CV page has my abbreviated (html) and complete (pdf) curriculum vitae.

Under Teaching you will find syllabi of classes I have taught.

Under Research you can see papers I have given as well as works in progress.

My Philosophy Blog is where I put stray thoughts that may or may not make it into my published work. My posts are conversation-starters rather than polished pieces; comments and criticism are always welcome. My Personal Blog contains posts on hobbies and other topics.


The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent my employers’ positions, strategies, or opinions.”