Φανερὸν ἄρα ὅτι οὔτε τόπος οὔτε κενὸν οὔτε χρόνος ἐστὶν ἔξω. Διόπερ οὔτ’ ἐν τόπῳ τἀκεῖ πέφυκεν, οὔτε χρόνος αὐτὰ ποιεῖ γηράσκειν, οὐδ’ ἐστὶν οὐδενὸς οὐδεμία μεταβολὴ τῶν ὑπὲρ τὴν ἐξωτάτω τεταγμένων φοράν, ἀλλ’ ἀναλλοίωτα καὶ ἀπαθῆ τὴν ἀρίστην ἔχοντα ζωὴν καὶ τὴν αὐταρκεστάτην διατελεῖ τὸν ἅπαντα αἰῶνα.
—Aristotle, De Caelo 279a17-22
Thanks for visiting my site. About me: I’ve been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, since 2019. My PhD is from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy. I have masters degrees in Early Christian Studies and Medieval Studies from Notre Dame’s Department of Classics and Medieval Institute. My philosophical interests are wide-ranging. Ancient and medieval philosophy, as well as topics in contemporary metaphysics, are my primary areas of research, but I’m also interested in historical and contemporary philosophy of perception.
In addition to my research, I’ve been the principal instructor of many courses in ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, introduction to philosophy, and ethics, for Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy and Program of Liberal Studies. I was awarded the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning‘s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2018 for my ancient and medieval philosophy course, and was nominated for the St. Thomas Aquinas Excellence Award in Teaching in my first year at UST. Nowadays, I enjoy teaching both undergraduate and graduate students at UST. This Fall (2022), I will teach Philosophy of the Human Person to undergraduates and Neo-Platonism to graduate students in UST’s Center for Thomistic Studies. I also run UST’s Greek Reading group.
In my spare time, I read more philosophy or a good novel, study Greek and Latin, spend some extra time with students in the campus coffee house, and enjoy the great outdoors. For more information about me, see the links above, or email me.