I am a post-doctoral research fellow with the Religious Experience project in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame.  I am currently working on a project that considers religious trauma as a form of religious experience.  I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina in 2016, where I worked on the relationship between abstract universals and the God of classical theism under the direction of Christopher Tollefsen.  I also have research interests in Philosophy of Religion more broadly, Metaphysics (The Problem of Universals, Abstract Objects, Theistic Conceptual Realism, Divine Simplicity), Medieval Philosophy (Neo-platonism, The Medieval Problem of Universals), and Russian Philosophy (Vladimir Solov’ev).  I have experience teaching a broad range of courses, including Philosophy of Religion, Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Ancient Philosophy, and Elementary and Intermediate Russian.  When I’m not thinking about philosophy, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading children’s fantasy, playing the piano, and hiking.