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Ph.D., Philosophy
University of Missouri, Columbia; Jul 2020

M.A., Philosophy
University of Missouri, Columbia; Dec 2017

M.A., Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Biola University; La Mirada, CA; May 2010

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Oral Roberts University; Tulsa, OK; May 2008



Philosophy, Religion, & Ethics Faculty
Marshalltown Community College; Marshalltown, IA; Aug 2021 – present

Instructor (adjunct)
University of Missouri; Columbia, MO; Aug 2020 – present

Instructor (adjunct)
Eastern Gateway Community College; Steubenville, OH; Aug 2020 – Aug 2021

Graduate Instructor
University of Missouri; Columbia, MO; Aug 2015 – May 2020

High School Teacher (part time)
Heritage Academy; Columbia, MO; Jan 2017 – May 2019


Non-Academic Employment

Co-owner of a fair trade stationery company
Paper Baristas
; Mar 2019 – present

Project Controls Engineer
Trans-Tel Central; Norman, OK; Dec 2010 – Apr 2015


Areas of Specialty

Practical Rationality


Areas of Competence

Applied Ethics (esp. Medical and Business)
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Social/Political Philosophy



“Subjective Values Should Be Sharp”. Synthese (2019). DOI: 10.1007/s11229-019-02448-7



Conference Presentations

“Subjective Values Should Be Sharp”
Formal Ethics 2019; Ghent University; Jun 2019
(Funded by the John D. Bies International Travel Scholarship, $1500)

“A Defense of Parity: Value Intransitivity Without a Money Pump”
Eastern APA; Jan 2019

“A Defense of Parity: Value Intransitivity Without a Money Pump”
Boundaries and Limits: U of Alberta Philosophy Grad/Postgrad Conference; Apr 2018

“A Defense of Parity: Value Intransitivity Without a Money Pump”
Midsouth Philosophy Conference; Mar 2018

“Against the Trichotomy Thesis”
Iowa Graduate Philosophy Conference; Apr 2017


Local Presentations

“10 Ways to Compare Apples and Oranges”
Missouri Philosophy Forum; Sep 2017


Service to the Profession

Session Chair

Central APA; Feb 2021

Central APA; Feb 2020

Kline Workshop; Apr 2019

Kline Workshop; Mar 2018



Midsouth Philosophy Conference; Mar 2018


Departmental Service

Treasurer; MU Philosophy Graduate Student Organization; F18-S19

Graduate Representative to Faculty Meetings; F19-S20



Logic courseware by Perceivant; Nov 2018



American Philosophical Association


Graduate Courses

University of Missouri

Aristotelian Ethics (audit) – Nicholas Baima
Metaphysics: Fictionalism – Kenneth Boyce
Phil Language: Speech Act Theory – Claire Horisk
Race, Gender, & Oppression (audit) – Claire Horisk
Metaethics Survey (audit) – Robert Johnson
Kan’ts Metaphysics (audit) – Robert Johnson
Protoseminar – Peter Markie
Epistemology: Knowledge-How – Peter Markie
Epistemology: Perception – Matt McGrath
Teaching of Philosophy – Andrew Melnyk
Phil Mind: Phenomenal Concepts – Andrew Melnyk
Cognitive Science – Philip Robbins
Dissertation Seminar – Philip Robbins
Social & Political: Political Authority – Peter Vallentyne
Social & Political: Left Libertarianism (audit) – Peter Vallentyne
Weakness of the Will and Moral Authority – Peter Vallentyne
Advanced Logic – Paul Weirich
Decision Theory – Paul Weirich

University of Oklahoma

Ancient: Plato – Hugh Benson
Modern: Rationalism – Monte Cook
Philosophy of Economics Survey – Steve Ellis
History: Locke & Hobbes – Matthew Priselac
Environmental Ethics & the Anthropocene – Zev Trachtenberg
Exemplarist Virtue Theory – Linda Zagzebski

Biola University

Argumentation, Logic, & Debate – William Lane Craig
Philosophy of Science Survey – Garry DeWeese
Aquinas & the Metaphysics of Theism – Garry DeWeese
Philosophy of Religion Survey – Doug Geivett
History & Normative Systems of Ethics – David Horner
Metaphysics Survey – J.P. Moreland
Philosophy of Mind Survey – J.P. Moreland
Epistemology Survey – Timothy Pickavance
Symbolic Logic – Timothy Pickavance
Ethical Issues – Scott Rae