Curriculum Vitae (2017)
Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2017
M.A. Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2016
M.A. Orthodox Theology, University of Balamand, 2014
B.A. Humanities, emphasis History, Biola University, 2004
Areas of specialization: Ethics and the History of Philosophy.
Areas of competence: Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Religion.
- Humanities Teacher (History, Greek, Writing), Trinity Classical Academy, 2017 - present
- Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, Spring 2017
- Instructor of Philosophy, Asbury University, 2013-2017
- Director of High School, Veritas Academy, 2013-2014
- Master Tutor, Torrey Academy, 2010-2012
- Tutor, Torrey Academy, 2007-2010
- Lecturer, Wheatstone Academy, 2006-2011
- Assistant Director, Wheatstone Academy, 2004-2005
- ESL Tutor (6th-grade), Etum Korean Academy, CA 2010-2012
- Great Books Tutor (4th-Grade), GATE Program, Willow School of Long Beach, CA 2001-2002
- ESL Teacher, Biola University Abroad, Ulaambatar, Mongolia, 2001
University of Kentucky
- Business Ethics (x4)
- Health Care Ethics (x4)
- Introduction to Philosophy (x2)
- Ethics (x3)
- Logic (x2)
- Philosophy of Religion (independent study)
- Philosophy of C.S. Lewis
- Virtue Ethics, Ancient and Modern
- Introduction to Philosophy (x6)
As Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky
- Logic (x2)
As Teaching Assistant, Biola University
- Philosophy of Science
SECONDARY SCHOOL COURSES
Freedom Project Academy (online), 2017
- Introduction to Philosophy
Veritas Christian Academy, KY
- Humanities: 20th Century British Thought (2013)
Torrey Academy, Biola University, CA
- Philosophy: Plato on Being and Knowing (2011)
- Philosophy: Traditional Logic (2009-2010)
- Humanities: Foundations of American Thought (2009-2012)
- Humanities: Ancient and Medieval Thought (2008-2012)
- Humanities: 20th Century British Thought (2007-2012)
- University of St. Katherine, Forum Lectures, Fall 2017.
- “Rational Motives and Pursuing the Good”, Evangelical Philosophical Society, Louisville KY 2017.
- “Vainglory is not a form of Pride”, SOPHIA Conference, Spring Branch, TX 2017.
- “Natural Teleology without Theology in Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos” Society of Christian Philosophers, University of San Diego, 2016.
- “Fairy Tale Nihilism: The Empty Hero in Kung Fu Panda and The Great and Powerful Oz,” Faith and Film Conference, Baylor University, 2014.
- “Is the Cosmos Causally Closed?” Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford University, 2014.
- “Socratic Therapy,” SOPHIA Conference, Spring Branch, TX 2014.
- “Virtue and Imaginative Resistance,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, 2014.
- “Virtue and Imaginative Resistance,” South Carolina Society of Philosophers, University of South Carolina, 2014.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
- “Remaining Agnostic about Causal Closure” (revise and resubmit)
- Becoming What We Are (book draft complete)
COMMMENTS AND SERVICE
- Comments on Rob Elisher’s “Aristotelian Moral Schizophrenia”, University of Kentucky Graduate School Conference.
- Referee for Kentucky Graduate School Conference submissions, 2017.
- “How to Keep Momentum in Dissertation Writing,” University of Kentucky Graduate School, Writing Bootcamp, 2016.
- Comments on David Skowronski’s “Inductive Reasoning in Naturalism and Supernaturalism.” Society of Christian Philosophers, University of San Diego, 2016.
- Session Chair, Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, Oxford University, 2014.
- Comments on Andrew Greenlee’s “Combating the Normativity Challenge to Virtue Ethics,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, 2014.
- Referee for Kentucky Graduate School Conference submissions, 2013.
INVITED PUBLIC TALKS
- Vainglory and Pride, Sojourner’s Theology Patio, August 2017
- “Morality: Rule-following or New Life?,” Wesleyan Society, Lexington KY, 2014.
- “Reading Great Books in Classical Education,” Veritas Academy, Lexington KY, 2013.
- “The Goodness of the Tao: CS Lewis’ Abolition of Man,” Torrey Academy, CA 2012.
- “Is Vainglory Pride? Dorothy Sayers’ Gaudy Night,” Torrey Academy, 2012.
- “Hope and the Cycle of Desire,” Hope Academy, 2011.
- “The Art of Conversation: Conversation with Art,” Wheatstone Academy, La Habra, CA 2011.
- “The Virtue of Constancy,” Hope Academy, Yorba Linda, CA 2009.
- “Life Experience as a Text: Learning From Initiatives,” Biola University, CA 2007.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Travel Funding, University of Kentucky Philosophy Department (2014, 2015, 2016)
Travel Funding, University of Kentucky Graduate School (2014)
Teaching Assistantship, University of Kentucky (2012-2016)
Perpetual Member of the Torrey Honors Institute, Academic Honors Society (2004)
Reading proficiency in Ancient Greek
Speaking fluency in Spanish
Basic programming in HTML, CSS, and LaTex
Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 2012-present
American Philosophical Association, 2014-present
Society of Orthodox Philosophers in America, 2014-present
International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry, 2015-present