I've just received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Southern California. Starting this Fall, I'll be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California Baptist University.
Most of my research is on contemporary debates in metaphysics: questions about mereology, location, space and time, material objects, persistence, vagueness, and modality. My dissertation explores what it is for a material object to be located in spacetime. At USC, I've worked primarily with John Hawthorne, Gabriel Uzquiano, Shieva Kleinschmidt, and Jeffrey Sanford Russell.
My other main research interest is in epistemology. Other interests include the history of Western philosophy, applied ethics, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion.
I am also a longtime philosophy and logic instructor for Johns Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth (this summer will be my 8th year). CTY philosophy and logic courses are intensive college-level summer courses for intellectually advanced junior high and high school students (each course is three weeks long and eight hours a day). Talking to teenagers about philosophy for eight hours a day might sound terrifying, but it is actually one of the highlights of my year. Working alongside teenagers as they grapple with philosophical questions for the first time is incredibly rewarding.
I also just finished teaching an introductory ethics class at Santa Fe Springs Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program with the Prison Education Project, the largest volunteer-based prison education program in the United States.
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