About Me / CV

I’m a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at Australian National University. Fall 2020, I will join the Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University as an Assistant Professor.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation was written under the supervision of Robert Audi and Ted Warfield.  I completed my BA in philosophy at Kansas State University.

My primary research is in epistemology, much of it falling at the intersection between formal and traditional epistemology. Recently, my research has focused on the relationship between belief and credence. I defend and explore implications of dualism about belief and credence. Dualism is the view that we have both beliefs and credences, and neither attitude is reducible to the other. My interests in epistemology also include epistemic permissivism, pragmatic and moral encroachment, and other issues in social epistemology.

My secondary research interests are in philosophy of mind, specifically the nature of belief, and philosophy of religion, specifically Pascal’s Wager and the nature of faith. I have further interest in decision theory, ethics and normativity, and metaphysics.

My non-philosophical interests include sports (especially basketball), traveling, avocados, coffee, weight lifting, cooking, and podcasts.

My Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Talks


“Epistemic Paternalism, Epistemic Permissivism, and Standpoint Epistemology” (ANU, Sept. 2019)

“On the Independence of Belief and Credence” (ANU, Oct. 2019)

“Faith, Pascal’s Wager, and Religious Experience” (Valparaiso University, Oct. 2019)

“Should You Believe in God?” (Calvin College, Oct. 2019)

“Some Considerations Against Epistemic Paternalism” (Michigan State, Oct. 2019)

“Belief, Credence, and Graspability: Why Credences Are Not Beliefs” (ACU, Nov. 2019)

“The Faith of the Wagerer” (Ryerson, Dec. 2019)


Comments on Dan Baras, “A Strike Against a Striking Principle” (Eastern APA, Jan. 2020)

“Belief, Credence, and Graspability: Why Credences Are Not Beliefs” (Central APA, Feb. 2020)

“Faith, Hope, and Justification” (Cologne, March 2020)


TBD (New Mexico State University, March 2021)


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Australian National University, School of Philosophy
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Canberra 0200 ACT Australia

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