Welcome to my website! I am a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Alberta Philosophy Department. Here is a link to my CV. Most of my current research focuses on the Principia Rewrite project, which you can learn more about on my research page.

In true Texan fashion, I started in philosophy while in a car, reading Plato’s Republic on a road trip to Houston in junior high. I later took symbolic logic as a college freshman and fell in love with the subject. One thing led to another, and in 2018, I got a PhD in Philosophy and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Iowa.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • History of analytic philosophy
  • Language and Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Math

Areas of Teaching Competence

  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Humanities
  • Ethics
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science

Academic employment

  • 2020-present University of Alberta, Philosophy, Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2018-2020 University of Iowa, Philosophy, Visiting Assistant Professor

Education

  • 2018 PhD in Philosophy and MS in Mathematics, University of Iowa
    • Thesis: The Search for Logical Forms: In Defense of Logical Atomism (abstract)
    • Committee: Gregory Landini (supervisor), Richard Fumerton, Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), Ali Hasan, David G. Stern, and Russell Wahl (Idaho State University)
  • 2013 BA with honors in Philosophy and BS in Mathematics, George Washington University