Welcome to my website! I am Western Kentucky University’s resident logical atomist, and an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Political Science. 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

  • 2021-present Western Kentucky University, Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • 2020-2021 University of Alberta, Department of Philosophy, Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2018-2020 University of Iowa, Department of 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)
  • 2013 BA with honors in Philosophy and BS in Mathematics, George Washington University
    • Thesis (philosophy): “A Naive Reading of Principia Mathematica
    • Thesis (mathematics): “Mathematical Language, Definition, and Practice”