Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics

 

Areas of Competence

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy

 

Employment

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Valparaiso University, 2015 – present

 

Education

Indiana University – PhD, 2015

Thesis: The Emergence of Mental Content: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Mind
Committee: Timothy O’Connor (chair), Colin Allen, Kirk Ludwig, Fred Schmitt

Indiana University – MA, 2009

Thesis: “Constraining the Phenomenal Concept Strategy”
Committee: Timothy O’Connor (chair), Fred Schmitt

Seattle Pacific University – BA, magna cum laude, 2005; Major in Philosophy

 

Publications

“Explaining the Ontological Emergence of Consciousness,” in Mihretu Guta, ed., Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties, Routledge, forthcoming.

“Consciousness,” in John Campbell, ed., A Companion to Free Will, Wiley, forthcoming.

“Conscious Intentionality in Perception, Imagination, and Cognition,” Phenomenology & Mind 10: 141-155, 2016.

“Incarnation and the Multiverse,” with Timothy O’Connor, in Klaas Kraay ed., God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives. Routledge, 2014.

 

Book Reviews

Keith Ward, Christ and the Cosmos. In Sophia, 2017.

Declan Smithies & Daniel Stoljar, ed., Introspection and Consciousness. In Philosophical Psychology 28 (8):1241-45, 2014.

 

Under Review

“A Posteriori Physicalism and the Discrimination of Properties.”

“Phenomenal Intentionality: Reductionism vs. Primitivism.”

 

Presentations [*refereed]

“Explaining the Ontological Emergence of Consciousness,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, April 2017
“Panpsychism, Neuroscience, and the Dynamics of Consciousness,” Pacific APA meeting, April 2016 *
“Accounting for Non-Conscious Content,” Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, March 2016 *
“Consciousness and Cognitive Individuation,” Consciousness Conference, University of Michigan-Flint, October 2015 *
“Emergent Materialism: An Inflationary Defense,” Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of Helsinki, June 2015 *
“The Acquaintance Argument for Intrinsic Intentionality,” Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Toronto, May 2015 *
“Consciousness and Cognitive Individuation,” Indiana Philosophical Association, Owensboro Community and Technical College, April 2015 *
“Phenomenal Intentionality: Reductionism vs. Primitivism,” Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference, Syracuse University, March 2015 *
“Phenomenal Intentionality: Reductionism vs. Primitivism,” Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Florida, March 2015 *
“Phenomenal Intentionality: Reductionism vs. Primitivism,” Society for Philosophy & Psychology, University of British Columbia, June 2014 * (poster session)
“Phenomenal Intentionality: Reductionism vs. Primitivism,” Indiana University, April 2014
“The Acquaintance Argument for Intrinsic Intentionality,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, February 2014 *
“Mental Content and Transparent Access: Or, Why All Relational Theories of Intentionality Are Wrong,” University of Evansville, April 2013
“A Posteriori Physicalism and the Principle of Rational Discrimination,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, February 2013 *
“Trans-Universe Identity,” with Timothy O’Connor, Midwest Annual Workshop in Metaphysics, St. Louis University, October 2012
“Emergence and Mental Causation,” Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington, May 2005

 

Journal Referee

American Philosophical Quarterly
Journal of Consciousness Studies
Studies in Religion

 

Honors/Awards

Graduate Essay Prize, 2015 Meeting of the Indiana Philosophical Association
James B. Nelson Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-2014

 

Professional Service

Math Placement Committee, Valparaiso University, fall 2015
Neuroscience Program Development Committee, 2015-2017
Freshman Core Curriculum Committee, spring 2017

 

Professional References

Timothy O’Connor
Professor of Philosophy
Indiana University
toconnor[at]indiana[dot]edu

Kirk Ludwig
Professor of Philosophy
Indiana University
ludwig[at]indiana[dot]edu

Fred Schmitt
Professor of Philosophy
Indiana University
fschmitt[at]indiana[dot]edu

Jonathan Weinberg
Associate Professor of Philosophy
The University of Arizona
jmweinberg[at]email[dot]arizona[dot]edu