Chris is a Margaret O'Brien Flatley Fellow and doctoral candidate in theological ethics at Boston College. He holds a BA in philosophy from Taylor University, an MAR in philosophical theology from Yale Divinity School, and an MPhil in theology from the University of Oxford.
Chris's main research interests are in moral psychology, the history of theological ethics, and philosophical theology. He is currently writing a dissertation on the vice of acedia in dialogue with Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Kenneth Kirk, and contemporary biopsychosocial literature.
He grew up in Ohio, California, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, and currently lives in Brighton, MA, with his wife Cate, who is a photographer. In addition to his academic work, Chris has served parishes in London, Oxford, and Boston as a university student worker, a lay preacher and lay Eucharistic minister, and an adult education coordinator.
Chris enjoys going to the gym, watching old movies and sports (especially football and fútbol), drinking single malt whisky, and playing classical guitar.