Welcome. I’m currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Oklahoma. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016; in addition to my work on the philosophy side of the Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy, I also earned an MA in Classics from UT in 2014.
I work primarily in ancient philosophy, focusing on the intersection of the normative and the non-normative in Plato, Aristotle, and others. Most of my attention lately is occupied by Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics. I’m also interested in some of the same issues in contemporary philosophy, particularly regarding virtue ethics and virtue epistemology.
In addition to my research, I also think a lot about teaching and pedagogy. I blog about teaching at the Philosophers’ Cocoon. I’ve taught in the New College for Adult Learners at St. Edward’s University, at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Texas Tech University. Before that I was a GRE tutor and a marching band percussion instructor.
Outside philosophy, I’m a drummer [my current kit] and a huge Star Wars fan.