Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2016

M.A., Philosophy, University of South Carolina, 2012

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Columbia International University, 2007



Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Competence

Feminist Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Russian Philosophy

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, English and Philosophy Department, Murray State University (2017-Present)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Religious Experience Project, Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame (2016-2017)


Journal Articles

  • “Created and Uncreated Things: A Neo-Augustinian Solution to the Bootstrapping Problem,” International Philosophical Quarterly, 56 (2016): 99-112
  • “The Russian Artist in Plato’s Republic,” Гуманистическое наследие просветителей в культуре и образовании: материалы Международной научно-практической конференции (VII Акмуллинские чтения) 7 декабря 2012 года. [The Humanistic Heritage of the Enlightenment in Culture and Education: Proceedings of the International Scientific-Practical Conference  (7th Akmulla Lecture), 7 December, 2012] (Ufa: BGPU, 2013), 574-585.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Immutability and Impassibility,” invited contribution to Wiley- Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion (Forthcoming)

Book Reviews

  • Invited Review of The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil ed. Justin P. McBrayer and Daniel Howard-Snyder. Forthcoming in Religious Studies Review
  • Invited Review of God Overall: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism, by William Lane Craig. Forthcoming in The International Journal of Philosophy of Religion

Works in Progress

  • “The Shattered Spiritual Self: A Philosophical Exploration of Religious Trauma” (Under Review)
  • “That We May Be Whole: Doing Philosophy with the Whole Self,” invited contribution to Breaking the Boundaries: New Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion, ed. Blake Hereth and Kevin Timpe.
  • “Toward a Liturgy of Protest”
  • “The Simplicity of Divine Ideas”
  • “Distorting Concepts, Obscured Experiences: On the Role of Hermeneutical Injustice in Religious Trauma”
  • “Holenmeric Horcruxes: The Metaphysics of Soul-splitting” (Co-authored with Julie Swanstrom)
  • “Suffering, Evidence, and the Pastoral Problem of Evil”

Selected Presentations

  • “Distorting Concepts, Obscured Experiences: On the Role of Hermeneutical Injustice in Religious Trauma,” New Directions in Analytic Philosophy of Religion panel, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (November 2017)
  • “The Shattered Spiritual Self,” invited colloquium talk, Marquette University (October 2017)
  • “Toward a Liturgy of Protest,” Eastern Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers (September 2017)
  • “Defining Religious Trauma: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Trauma, Worship, and Deconversion,” Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame (October 2016)
  • “The Epistemological Significance of Suffering and the Problem of Evil,” The Society of Christian Philosophers, Midwest Meeting (September 2016)
  • “Holenmeric Horcruxes,” co-authored with Dr. Julie Swanstrom, Joint meeting of the South Carolina and North Carolina Societies for Philosophy (February 2016)
  • “Simplicity of Divine Ideas,” Queen St. Symposium, University of South Carolina (February 2016)
  • Invited Comment on “God’s Omnipresence: A Defense of the Classical View” by Joseph Jedwab, American Catholic Philosophical Association (October 2015)
  • “Created and Uncreated Things” Plenary Address, Society of Christian Philosophers, Eastern Region, University of Southern Florida (October 2013)
  • “The Russian Artist in Plato’s Republic,” Southern Conference for Slavic Studies, Greensboro, North Carolina (March 2013)
  • “Divine Ideas for Metaphysical Realism,” Joint meeting of The Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy and The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, Fordham University (October 2011)