I am Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2018. My dissertation (under the supervision of Tom Hurka, with Arthur Ripstein and Julia Nefsky) focused on the role of national partiality in the ethics of war. Prior to this, I earned my B.A. (honors) in philosophy from the University of Missouri, followed by a year of teaching English to elementary school kids in Montpellier, France with the TAPIF program.
My current research focuses on partiality (its structure, its scope, the extent of its justification), the ethics of war (esp. necessity and how national partiality alters just war principles), theoretical bioethics (esp. the goals of medicine), and the philosophy of death (esp. grief and the disvalue of loss).
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy podcasts, comedy, Kansas City sports teams, and, maybe most of all, traveling.