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I am a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

My primary research interests are in medieval and contemporary metaphysics. I am drawn to perennial issues in analytic ontology concerning substances, properties, universals, dependence and priority, grounding, and causation--especially when these themes link medieval and contemporary debates and problematics to one another. My dissertation research, under the direction of Dr. Susan Brower-Toland, will focus on the metaphysics of causal power and efficient causation in the thought of the fourteenth century medieval scholastic, William of Ockham.

My secondary interests are in late medieval and early modern metaphysics, neo-Aristotelian ethics, and the epistemology of testimony, understanding, and explanation.