I am a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

My primary research interests are in medieval and contemporary metaphysics, with secondary interests in neo-Aristotelian ethics and the epistemology of understanding. I am primarily drawn to perennial issues in analytic ontology concerning substances, properties, universals, dependence, grounding, powers, and efficient 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, focuses on the metaphysics of causal powers and efficient causation in the thought of the fourteenth century medieval scholastic, William of Ockham.

As a medievalist with an extensive background in software development, I have an increasing interest in the digital humanities, specifically, the transcription, translation, and digitization of medieval scholastic works, and I am a contributor to the Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive