Department of Philosophy  
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA

After transferring from Diablo Valley and Butte Community Colleges in California, I attended California State University Chico as an undergraduate where I also completed my Certificate in Teaching Critical Thinking and Logic. I then completed an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and an M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of South Florida in 2015. 

I will be Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ beginning August 2018. 

For the past three years, I've been an Instructor in the Philosophy Department at Slippery Rock University of Philosophy, where I taught Medical / Health Care Ethics, Philosophy of Natural Sciences, Philosophy of Science Fiction, Introduction to Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Symbolic Logic, and Business Ethics. I have also facilitated independent studies on Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Stoicism, in addition to supervising research projects on modal epistemology, qualia, and process metaphysics.  

Beyond the classroom, I coach the Ethics Bowl Team, facilitate the Live Like a Stoic for a Week event, and organize the campus-wide SRU Ethics Bowl.  

My main areas of specialization are metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophical pedagogy. Within these areas I have either presented or published on process metaphysics, structural realism, naturalism, modality, laws of nature, the extended mind, experimentation, emergence, and others. These interests have also allowed me to do research in the philosophies of mathematics and biology. 

My general philosophical project is to understand the extent to which traditional problems in philosophy can either be informed or resolved by adopting (a non-Whiteheadean) process framework.

My book, Natural Processes (Palgrave 2017), argues that given naturalistic considerations from physics and biology we should pursue a theory that gives ontological priority to processes instead of substances. 

I also think about issues in philosophy of religion, history of philosophy (esp. Aristotle, Hume, and logical positivism), Stoicism, and horror. 

Please see my CV for a more detailed account of my research and teaching.