32807534_2273595486003927_2497632317095280640_oI am currently an associate professor in the philosophy department at the University of South Carolina.  Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at UofSC, I was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where I was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department.  I earned my PhD in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, where I worked under the direction of Michael Thompson and John McDowell.  I earned my B.A. in Philosophy and Medieval Studies (with Classics minor) at Indiana University-Bloomington.

My research lies at the intersection of philosophy of action, ethics, and meta-ethics. I’ve co-edited a book titled, Self-Transcendence and Virtue, which was part of the work I did as co-PI on a major three year research project, titled “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life.”   I also write for The Virtue Blog, and I host a popular philosophy, theology, and literature podcast, called, “Sacred and Profane Love.” You can read a feature on the podcast here.

I have further research interests in the history of ethics, especially medieval and early modern.  I’m also doing some work at the intersection of philosophy of action and the philosophy of law.   The philosophers who have most positively influenced my own work are the three A’s:  Aristotle, Aquinas, and Anscombe.  In spite of my better judgment, I am also obsessed with Kant.