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 next project focuses on Fink’s attempt to understand the world not metaphysically but cosmologically. Whereas metaphysics views the world merely from the side of beings and as a container of things, a cosmological approach would think the world as a totality, as the origin of being, of beings, of time, and of space. This thinking requires a radical way of thinking that which cannot be thought: the nothing that allows being and beings to come to appearance at all. 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.