I am an Assistant Professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering where I teach 17th century philosophy, ethics, and other courses in the history of philosophy. Previously, I worked at Dartmouth College, Durham University, the Ohio State University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology as a Fay Horton-Sawyier pre-doctoral teaching fellow.
I earned my PhD in 2017 from the University of South Florida. My dissertation explored the positive role of scientific experimentation in the philosophy and methodology of René Descartes and some of his early followers.
I've published in early modern philosophy and have done extensive translation and editorial work for the upcoming English edition of Descartes' correspondence. I've also recently begun work on a translation of the philosophical writings of Jacqueline, Gilberte, and Blaise Pascal for Hackett Publishing with Roger Ariew and Daniel Collette.
Outside of philosophy, I am enthusiastic about impractical old cars (daily driving a 50 year old car for almost a decade), cooking, drawing, and occasional photography [all pictures used on this site are my own].