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
Hello and 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 philosophy of perception and ethics.
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 Philosophy of the Human Person at the University of St. Thomas, as well as courses for the honors program. I also run UST’s Greek Reading Group for graduate students of the Center for Thomistic Studies. This spring (2021), I will teach a graduate course on Aristotle’s De Anima.
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 on my research or teaching, see the links above, or email me.