Welcome to my site! I'm a visiting lecturer in philosophy at Gonzaga University. I did my PhD work at Purdue University, where I studied under Jeff Brower. I'm a specialist in the history of philosophy. My research and publications focus on perennial issues in metaphysics, especially in the Middle Ages, late Scholasticism, and the Scientific Revolution. One of the aims of my work is to explain the value of neglected historical figures to my students and to others in the academy. I wrote my dissertation on one such figure, Francisco Suárez (1548–1617). In it, I examined Suárez's views about causation and causal explanation.
My work has been published (or is forthcoming or conditionally accepted) at Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics, and American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. In 2015, I received the Founders Award from the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. For more information about my background and interests, please see the links to my Teaching and Research.