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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, and my secondary interests are in ethics and philosophy of religion.

In my current research, I am particularly drawn to perennial issues in analytic ontology concerning substances, properties, universals, essences, varieties of ontological dependence, powers, and efficient causation—especially when these themes connect medieval and contemporary debates to one another.

My dissertation research, under the direction of Dr. Susan Brower-Toland, focuses on the powers metaphysic of efficient causation in the thought of the fourteenth-century medieval scholastic, William of Ockham.