In April of this year, I recieved my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder and will be, in the fall, a visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I work primarily in metaphysics (my interests lie in ontology), though
I do a fair amount of work in the philosophy of religion and have interests in applied ethics, metaethics, and the philosophy of science.

Right now, I am working on two papers concerning what grounds facts about grounding, on a paper advocating the extensionality of grounding, and on a paper arguing in favor of mereological essentialism.

Here is my curriculum vitae.


Against Divine Truthmaker Simplicity, Faith and Philosophy (forthcoming).
Abbreviated Abstract: I show some problems with a truthmaker-theoretic account of divine simplicity

The World and Truth About What Is Not, The Philosophical Quarterly 64 (2014): 82-98.
Abreviated Abstract: I argue that we do not need truthmakers for negative existentials.