Welcome! I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mount Mary University. Previously I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Siena College from 2014-2017. My primary research interests are in 20th Century German philosophy, philosophy of art, and philosophy of play. I defended my dissertation, What’s at Play in Ethics?, in March of 2014. This project addresses the intersection between play and ethics in the work of Eugen Fink, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. My current research projects are on the development of a contemporary poetic education in response to the accounts of aesthetic education in 17th and 18th Century German thought, as well as on Fink’s attempt to understand the world not metaphysically but cosmologically. Both projects concern how to think of the human both in relation to her finitude and to the world as a totality, as the origin of being, of beings, of time, and of space, and how to understand and articulate that which resists articulation. I teach courses in introduction to philosophy, critical thinking, aesthetics, ethics, logic, and the history of philosophy. In my free time, I enjoy baking and traveling.