A Catholic layman and Dominican tertiary, I study St. Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and their heirs, taking particular care to bring their insights into critical and meaningful dialogue with modern theories. During 2017–2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. As of the 2019 academic year, I am an assistant professor of philosophy at the School of Catholic Studies at Newman University.

My wife writes about theology, philosophy, and the life of faith here.

Visit my Academia.edu site here. Contact me here. Read about my research interests and academic writing here, and see this page for various popular essays or lectures.

My curriculum vitae.

I am a member of various academic societies, including the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Maritain Association. Due to my interest in the relationship between faith and reason, I am also a scholar associate of the Society of Catholic Scientists and an affiliate member of The Sacra Doctrina Project. I also edit The Charles De Koninck Project.

ὑμεῖς μέντοι, ἂν ἐμοὶ πείθησθε, σμικρὸν φροντίσαντες Σωκράτους, τῆς δὲ ἀληθείας πολὺ μᾶλλον.” ~ Phaedo, 91b–c

“Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis; frequensque meditatio, carnis afflictio est.” ~ Eccl. 12:12

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