M.I.S. (digital library specialization)Indiana University BloomingtonMay 2014
Ph.D., PhilosophyFordham University2004
M.A., Philosophy (magna cum laude)Fordham University1996
B.A., Philosophy (summa cum laude)University of Nevada, Las Vegas1993
Christian Theological Seminary – Systems Librarian October 2014–present
Since 2021, I've been the only full-time librarian at CTS. So my duties are quite varied.
My primary responsibilities are cataloging (copy and original), inter-library loans, managing online database access, maintaining the library website and online chat system, and managing course reserves.
Other duties include managing the circulation desk, supervising student workers, and occasionally assisting with collection development.
Humanities Subject Specialist / Collection Development Intern Jan. 2014–August 2014
Assisted humanities subject specialists at Indiana University Bloomington’s main library with collection development, preparation of instructional support materials including LibGuides, and answering reference and research questions.
Performed collection development activities, including selection of materials, for Philosophy, Classics, History, History and Philosophy of Science, and Religious Studies.
Familiar with YBP, Harrassowitz, Casalini Libri, and Aux Amateurs des Livres vendor websites.
Digital Humanities Research Assistant Jan. 2014–August 2014
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy Jan. 1997–May 2011
Had full responsibility for designing and teaching undergraduate Philosophy courses at the University of Notre Dame; Indiana University South Bend; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Fordham University.
From 2005 to 2008 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UNLV.
From 2008 to 2011 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame.
Project Management Support Specialist Aug. 1998–June 2005
Was a key team-player at PCI Group of Nevada, Inc., a major regional construction management firm.
Provided in-house and customer IT support, including software training.
Designed and managed the company website.
Developed custom project management tools, including CPM Gantt charts, database reports, and document management systems.
Digital Production Editor June 1997–July 1998
Performed digital manuscript processing, table and data formatting, and page layout at Plenum Publishing, a major scientific publisher.
Assistant Copyeditor and Proofreader Sept. 1993–May 1995
Assisted the managing editor of the International Philosophical Quarterly, an academic Philosophy journal, with copyediting, proofreading, and subscription database management.
History Research Assistant Sept. 1992–Aug. 1993
Assisted UNLV Professor Maurice Finocchiaro, a prominent Galilean translator and historian, with library research and manuscript preparation.
Assisted patrons, shelved books, and worked the circulation and reserve desks at the UNLV main library.
Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, UNIX/Linux
Productivity: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Microsoft Project
Web development: Oxygen, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Axure
Web encoding: HTML, CSS, XML (XPath, XQuery, XSLT), RDF/OWL
Database: MySQL, PostgreSQL
Metadata: Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, TEI
Content management: WordPress, Omeka
Web accessibility: WCAG 2.0, Section 508
English (fluent); Spanish, French, German, Latin (reading competence)
Academic Positions Held
Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame2009–2011
Visiting ScholarCenter for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame2010–2011
Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy, University of Indiana South BendFall 2010
Postdoctoral Research FellowCenter for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame2008–2009
Visiting Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas2005–2008
Part-Time InstructorUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas1999–2005
Teaching FellowFordham University1997–1998
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Religion
Areas of Competence
History & Philosophy of Science
Early Modern Philosophy
Open Theism (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Elements series)
The Problem of Induction: An Epistemological and Methodological Response
Director: John Greco
Published Academic Papers
forthcoming: "Future Contingency, Future Indeterminacy, and Grounding: Comments on Todd," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
2022: "Divine Providence and the Problem of Evil," Encounter 82(2): 1–37.
Also translated in Swedish and published in Francis Jonbäck, Oliver Li, and Lina Åhlfeldt (Eds.), Vidgade perspektiv på Lidandets Problem [Eng: "Broader Perspectives on the Problem of Evil"] (Dialogos).
2020: "Is an Open Infinite Future Impossible? A Reply to Pruss," Faith and Philosophy 37: 363-369. (with Elijah Hess)
2016: "Bootstrapping Divine Foreknowledge? Comments on Fischer," Science, Religion and Culture, 4(2): 72–78.
2014: “Foreknowledge and Fatalism: Why Divine Timelessness Doesn’t Help,” in L. Nathan Oaklander (Ed.), Debates in the Metaphysics of Time (London: Continuum), pp. 253–274.
2013: “Open Theism and Other Models of Divine Providence,” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher (Eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (Springer), pp. 287–298.
2012: “In Defense of Weak Inferential Internalism: Reply to Alexander,” Journal of Philosophical Research 37: 379–385.
2011: “Peirce and Lonergan on Inquiry and the Pragmatics of Inference,” International Philosophical Quarterly 51(2): 181–194.
2011: “The Fivefold Openness of the Future,” in William Hasker, Dean Zimmerman, and Thomas Jay Oord (Eds.), God in an Open Universe: Science, Metaphysics, and Open Theism (Eugene, OR: Pickwick), pp. 69–93.
2010: “Gratuitous Evil and Divine Providence,” Religious Studies 46 (2010): 281–302.
2010: “Probability, Truth, and the Openness of the Future: A Reply to Pruss,” Faith and Philosophy 27: 197–204.
2009: “Presentism, Truthmakers, and God,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90: 41–62.
2009: “Beyond the Chessmaster Analogy: Game Theory and Divine Providence,” in Thomas Jay Oord (Ed.), Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science (Eugene, OR: Pickwick), pp. 151–175.
2008: “Fumerton’s Principle of Inferential Justification, Skepticism, and the Nature of Inference,” Journal of Philosophical Research 33 (2008): 215–234.
2008: “Generic Open Theism and Some Varieties Thereof,” Religious Studies 44: 225–234.
2007: “The Philosophical Case for Open Theism,” Philosophia 35: 301–311.
2006: “Open Theism, Omniscience, and the Nature of the Future,” Faith and Philosophy 23: 432–459. (with G. A. Boyd and T. G. Belt)
Other Academic Publications
forthcoming: Review of Patrick Todd, The Open Future: Why Future Contingents are All False (Oxford University Press, 2021). Journal of Analytic Theology.
2018: Review of Trent Dougherty and Justin McBrayer (Eds.), Skeptical Theism: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2014). Journal of Analytic Theology 6: 784–788.