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I am a fourth-year graduate student in the Philosophy Department at Baylor University. I graduated from Southwest Baptist University in December of 2012 with degrees in Religion/Philosophy and Chemistry. My wife, Courtney, is a Pediatric ICU nurse and is studying to be a Nurse Practitioner.

 

My primary philosophical interests include: Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, and Kierkegaard. I also enjoy Medieval Philosophy (especially Aquinas) and Philosophy of Religion.

 

I am writing my dissertation on Aquinas’s understanding of growth in infused virtue, under the direction of Robert Miner. For Aquinas, the infused virtues are a key element in a flourishing human life, which makes them central to his moral philosophy. While gaining clarity on the ways in which we grow in these important virtues, I’ll also explore fascinating topics like the relationship between nature and grace, and the interplay between Divine and Human agency in our actions.

 

At Baylor, I organize an Ancient Philosophy Reading Group that includes several graduate students and faculty. I also participate in the BCU Scholars Program and am the 2016-17 Schmeltekopf Fellow. In 2015, I had the opportunity to complete the Conyers Scholars Program. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, rock climbing, and camping. Courtney and I also love to travel and recently returned from a trip to France!