Academic History

I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas.  Not yet ready to part ways with the South, I studied philosophy at Texas Christian University, working mainly with Blake Hestir and graduating summa cum laude in 2008.  I then studied at the University of Connecticut, where I earned my Ph.D. in April 2014 under the direction of Michael Lynch. I also spent part of the summer of 2013 as a Visiting Researcher at the Northern Institute of Philosophy. In August 2016, I completed a two-year postdoc associated with Pluralisms, a project directed by Nikolaj Pedersen devoted to investigating logical, ontological, and alethic pluralism and the connections between them.  I then worked as an Assistant Professor at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College from 2016-2019.

Along the way, I’ve been an active member of:

  • The Eastern Hemisphere Language & Metaphysics Network (steering committee)
  • The Truth Without Borders network (co-PI with Joe Ulatowski)
  • The Relativisms Global Research Network (funded by the Korean National Research Foundation from 2016-2019).
  • The Pluralisms Global Research Network (funded by the Korean National Research Foundation from 2013-2016)
  • The Veritas Research Center, a philosophy research center based at Underwood International College
  • The Prisma Global Research Network, an international research partnership between Veritas, the Cogito Research Centre (Bologna), the Institut für Philosophie (Bonn), the University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, and the University of Waikato Philosophy Department

I’m now living a fair distance from all of Storrs, Fort Worth, and Seoul–in Hamilton, New Zealand.  There, I work as a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Waikato.

At UCONN Commencement with Michael Lynch, 2014