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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-3274 Humanities and Philosophy LAN 204D , Box 166

Classes Taught

  • PHIL 1103: Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1113: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 3883: Philosophy of Mind

Education and Certifications

PhD., Philosophy, The University of Oklahoma, May 2013

  • 2013 OU Provost’s Ph.D. Dissertation Award for Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Dissertation: “A Defense of Nonreductive Mental Causation”

M.A., Philosophy, The University of Oklahoma, March 2009

B.A., Philosophy, The College of Wooster, March 2007


Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics

Areas of Competence

  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Modern Philosophy

Office Hours

Fall 2018 Office Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday: 8-11 a.m.
  • by appointment


Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • "Why It Doesn’t Matter I’m Not Insane: Descartes’s Madness Doubt in Focus”, Southwest Philosophy Review (2011), vol. 27, Issue 1: 157 – 165.
  • “The Supervenience Argument Against Non-Reductive Physicalism”, Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, Bruce and Barbone (eds.), (Wiley-Blackwell 2011).
  • “Kim’s Dilemma: Why Mental Causation is not Productive”, Synthese (2015): 1 – 19.
  • “A Defense of Causal Invariantism”, Analytic Philosophy (2015): 1 – 27. (coauthored with Martin Montminy)
  • “The Burden of Proof Fallacy”, Just the Fallacies, Bruce and Barbone (eds.) (Wiley-Blackwell 2018).

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