I’m a Yooper teaching philosophy at Tarleton State University (a member of the Texas A&M University System) in Stephenville, TX (west of Fort Worth).

Professionally, I work most closely with other readers of the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and Philosophers for Sustainability.  My CV and links to some of my work are available at Philpeople.


Ph.D. in Philosophy, Baylor University, 2016
M.A. in Philosophy, Boston College, 2010
B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities, Valparaiso University, 2007


The best short introduction to my philosophical work is Kierkegaard on Escaping the Cult of Busyness (co-authored with my dissertation director C. Stephen Evans).

I’ve recently contributed chapters on Kierkegaard to several anthologies:

  • “Kierkegaard and Moral Particularism” in The Kierkegaardian Mind (2019)

  • “The Single Individual is Higher than the Universal: Kierkegaard” (with C. Stephen Evans) in The Blackwell Companion to 19th Century Philosophy (2019)

  • Kierkegaard and Augustine on Time” in Augustine and Kierkegaard (2017)

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    Thanks to grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Tarleton State University, I am developing or using Open Education Resources on my Intro to Philosophy and Ethics in the Professions courses.

    I currently advise three Tarleton State student organizations:

    • Alpha Phi Omega-Xi Omicron chapter

    • Tarleton State University Philosophy Club

    • Tarleton F1rst (for first-gen or low-income students), a chapter of FLIP National

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