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
Humanities Subject Specialist / Collection Development Intern Jan. 2014–current
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–current
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
The Problem of Induction: An Epistemological and Methodological Response
Director: John Greco
Published Academic Papers
“Foreknowledge and Fatalism: Why Divine Timelessness Doesn’t Help,” in L. Nathan Oaklander (Ed.), Debates in the Metaphysics of Time (London: Continuum, forthcoming).
“Open Theism and Other Models of Divine Providence,” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher (Eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (Springer, 2013).
“In Defense of Weak Inferential Internalism: Reply to Alexander,” Journal of Philosophical Research 37 (2012): 379–385.
“Peirce and Lonergan on Inquiry and the Pragmatics of Inference,” International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (2011): 181–194.
“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, 2011), pp. 69–93.
“Gratuitous Evil and Divine Providence,” Religious Studies 46 (2010): 281–302.
“Probability, Truth, and the Openness of the Future: A Reply to Pruss,” Faith and Philosophy 27 (2010): 197–204.
“Presentism, Truthmakers, and God,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (2009): 41–62.
“Beyond the Chessmaster Analogy: Game Theory and Divine Providence,” in Thomas Jay Oord (Ed.), Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2009), pp. 151–175.
“Fumerton’s Principle of Inferential Justification, Skepticism, and the Nature of Inference,” Journal of Philosophical Research 33 (2008): 215–234.
“Generic Open Theism and Some Varieties Thereof,” Religious Studies 44 (2008): 225–234.
“The Philosophical Case for Open Theism,” Philosophia 35 (2007): 301–311.
“Open Theism, Omniscience, and the Nature of the Future,” Faith and Philosophy 23 (2006): 432–459. (with G. A. Boyd and T. G. Belt)
Other Academic Publications
Review of J. P. Moreland, C. Meister, & K. A. Sweis (Eds.), Debating Christian Theism (Oxford University Press, 2013). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (forthcoming).
“Critical Thinking,” in Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., (Ed.), New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012–13: Ethics and Philosophy (Cengage, 2013).
Review of James A. Keller, Problems of Evil and the Power of God (Ashgate, 2007). Ars Disputandi [http://www.ArsDisputandi.org] 10 (2010): 158–162.
Review of Richard Swinburne, ed., Bayes’s Theorem (Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. 113), Oxford University Press, 2002. International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2005): 269–270.
Comments on Kenneth Faber, “The Trans-temporal Totality and the Open Future,” Group Meeting of the Philosophy of Time Society, APA Eastern Division, Boston, MA, December 2010.
“Five Roads to Fatalism and the Openness of the Future,” Group Meeting of the Philosophy of Time Society, APA Central Division, Chicago, IL, February 17–20, 2010.
“Four Types of Gratuitous Evil,” Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Anderson, IN, March 5, 2009.
“Starting, Stopping, and the Continuity of Time,” Group Meeting of the Philosophy of Time Society, APA Central Division, Chicago, IL, February 18–21, 2009.
Comments on Ernani Magalhaes, “Time without Change and without Persistence,” Group Meeting of the Philosophy of Time Society, APA Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA, December 2008.
“Open Theism and the Openness of the Future,” Valparaiso University, October 21, 2008. (invited)
“The Fourfold Openness of the Future,” Open & Relational Theology Engaging Science, Azusa Pacific University, April 10–12, 2008.
“Indeterminism and Branching Time without Truth-Value Gaps,” University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Philosophy Dept. Colloquium, April 20, 2007.
“Generic Open Theism and Some Varieties Thereof,” APA Pacific Division, “Models of God” mini-conference, San Francisco, CA, April 4–6, 2007.
“Fumerton’s Principle of Inferential Justification, Skepticism, and the Nature of Inference,” Group Meeting of the Society for Skeptical Studies, APA Eastern Division, Washington, D.C., December 2006.
“Peirce and Lonergan on Questions, Inference, and the Process of Inquiry,” University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Philosophy Dept. Colloquium, November 3, 2006.
“A Defense of Prior’s ‘Peircean’ Tense Logic,” Group Meeting of the Philosophy of Time Society, APA Pacific Division, Portland, OR, March 2006.
“Presentism, Truthmakers, and God,” EPS, Fort Worth, PA, November 2005.
“Is the Future Settled or Open?” EPS, San Antonio, TX, November 2004.
“The Hexagon of Opposition: Thinking Outside the Aristotelian Box.” EPS, San Antonio, TX, November 2004 (with G. A. Boyd and T. G. Belt).
“Inferential Internalism, Inductive Skepticism, and Two Conceptions of Inference,” University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Philosophy Dept. Colloquium, October 2004.
“A Peircean Response to Hume’s Critique of Ampliative Reasoning,” ACPA, Loudonville, NY, Spring 1997.
“Chance vs. Design: Is God Really Superfluous?” EPS, Washington, D.C., November 1993.
University of Notre Dame
Philosophy of Death and Dying lower-division; Spring 2011
Agency, Responsibility, and Determinism lower-division; Spring 2009, Spring 2010
Ethics lower-division; Fall 2009
Philosophy of Religion lower-division; Fall 2008
University of Indiana South Bend
Thinking and Reasoning lower-division; Fall 2010
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Metaphysics upper-division; Spring 2007
Philosophy of Religion upper-division; Spring 2006, Spring 2008
Inductive Logic and Probability upper-division; Fall 2007
Free Will directed study; Fall 2007
Reasoning and Critical Thinking lower-division; frequently taught
Introduction to Philosophy lower-division; frequently taught
Philosophy of Human Knowledge lower-division; Spring 1996–Spring 1997
Honors and Awards
2008–2009, Postdoctoral research fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion ($30,000)
2006, Invited and paid participant in a 3-week Templeton Foundation summer seminar, “Open Theology and Science,” Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, June 17–July 7, 2007
1993–1997, Presidential Fellowship, Fordham University ($48,000)
1993–1997, Bennett Scholarship, Fordham University (4 years tuition remission)
1993, Departmental Honors in Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1993, Award for Excellence in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada,
1989–1993, Elardi–Wynn Scholarship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas ($10,000)
1989, Bird Scholarship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas ($1,500)
1989, Valedictorian, Las Vegas High School
1989, National Merit Semi-Finalist
2013, Referee, Mind; Ars Disputandi; Philosophia; Philosophical Quarterly
2012, Referee, Philosophical Quarterly; Ars Disputandi
2011, Referee, Grazer Philosophische Studien
2010, Consultant for 3rd edition of the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. Robert Audi