Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2010
M.A. Philosophy with a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory, University of Kentucky, 2006
B.A. Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, University of Kentucky, 2002
“Situating Language: Language, Practice, and Meaning in the Thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger”
Advisor: Theodore Schatzki
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
20th Century Continental Philosophy Political and Social Theory
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Ethics 19th Century Continental Philosophy
Environmental Philosophy Ancient Greek Philosophy
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
“Beyond the One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment.” New Political Science (2016): 1-16.
“Speaking of Being: Language, Speech, and Silence in Being and Time.” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30, no. 2 (2016): 204-231.
“Toward a Concept of Ecological Violence: Martin Heidegger and Mountain Justice.” Radical Philosophy Review 15, no. 1 (2012): 89-101.
“Beyond the One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment” in Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis (New York: Routledge, 2018).
PROCEEDINGS AND REVIEWS
“Review of Wanda Torres Gregory, Heidegger’s Path to Language.” Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 10, no. 2 (2018): 193-195.
“Review of Michael A. Liebowitz, The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now.” Socialism and Democracy 31, no. 2 (2017): 188-192.
“McCarthyism and the Making of American Philosophy: A Review of John McCumber, The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War.” Radical Philosophy Review 20, no 2 (2017): 367-372.
“Review of Mark Wrathall, Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language and History.” Philosophy in Review 32, no. 1 (2012): 73-75.
“Reading Tomorrow’s Manifesto: A Coming Insurrection? A Review of The Invisible Committee’s The Coming Insurrection.” Radical Philosophy Review 13, no. 1 (2010): 95-99.
“Against Expressionism: Wittgenstein, Searle, and Semantic Content.” Papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Vol XVII, eds. Volker A. Munz, Klaus Puhl, and Joseph Wang (2009): 19-22.
“Ordinary Language in Being and Time.” Southwest Philosophy Review 23, no. 1 (2007): 81-87.
“Bewitched” Philosophy Now: A Magazine of Ideas 59 (2007): 26-27.
Invited discussant for a screening of 13th by Ava DuVernay, Social Justice House at Niagara University, Lewiston, NY, October 2018.
“Decolonizing Marcuse,” Seventh Biennial Meeting of the International Herbert Marcuse Society at York University, Toronto, Canada, November 2017.
“Understanding Mass Incarceration,” invited panellist for a discussion of James Kilgore’s Understanding Mass Incarceration at Niagara University, NY March 2017.
“Review of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” invited for the Bistro Bookers in Buffalo, NY January 2017.
“Beyond the One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment,” Sixth Biennial Meeting of the International Herbert Marcuse Society at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, November 2015.
“Speaking Out of Turn: Elements of a Phenomenology of Dissent,” Phenomenology Roundtable at California State University – Fresno, Fresno, CA, June 2015.
“Speaking Authentically: Communication in an Age of Information Overload,” Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association in Stony Brook, NY, November 2014.
“The One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment,” One-Dimensional Man at Fifty: Herbert Marcuse and the Legacy of the Book that Inspired a Generation at Columbia University, New York, NY, September 2014.
“The One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment,” invited for the Ignatian Scholars Colloquium Series at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, September 2014.
“Speaking Authentically: Communication in an Age of Information Overload,” Phenomenology Roundtable at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, June 2014.
“Recognition and Primitive Reactions: Honneth, Wittgenstein, and the Ethical Foundations of Speech,” Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, Group Session of the Conference of Philosophical Societies in Chicago, IL, February 2014.
“’A Picture Held Us Captive’: Rethinking Marcuse’s Criticisms of Wittgenstein,” Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society in Lexington, KY, November 2013.
“Speaking Authentically: Communication in an Age of Information Overload,” invited for Conversations in the Liberal Arts at D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, September 2013.
“Of Context and Content: Wittgenstein and Embedded Externalism,”36th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 2013.
“Protest, Dissent, and Occupation: Some Reflections on Revolutionary Strategy,” Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophy Association, Group Session of the Radical Philosophy Association in Atlanta, GA, December 2012.
“Mountaintop Removal and Ecological Violence,” 24th Annual Conference of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium in Buffalo, NY, November 2012.
“Alain Badiou, Truth, and Historicism: Toward a New Socratic Impulse,” Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association in Buffalo, NY, October 2012.
“Toward a Concept of Ecological Violence: Martin Heidegger and Mountain Justice,” Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association in Eugene, OR, November 2010.
“Historicity and Revolution: A Reading of Heidegger and Marx,” Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: The Use of History, Berkeley, CA, March 2010.
“Against Expressionism: Wittgenstein, Searle, and Semantic Content,” International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium in Kichberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 2009.
“The Subversion of Art and the Art of Subversion: Art, Production, and Truth in Benjamin and Heidegger,” Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association in San Francisco, CA, November 2008.
“Wittgenstein and the Ethics of Community,” Meeting of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in Portland, OR, July 2008.
“’Insubstantial Identity’ and Tradition in Being and Time,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis, TN, March 2008.
“Ordinary Language in Being and Time,” Meeting of the Southwest Philosophical Society in Nashville, TN, November 2006.
Commentary on Panel “Hannah Arendt, Modernity, and Nihilism,” German Studies Association Conference in Louisville, KY, September 2011.
Commentary on “Echoes in the Desert: Khôra and Negative Theology in Derridean Discourse,” by Vernon Cisney, Midsouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis, TN, March 2008.
Commentary on “The Identical and the Unique in Schleiermacher’s Hermeneutics” by Bob Sandmeyer, Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association in Lexington, KY, March 2006.
Commentary on “Nietzsche, Sublimation, and the Naturalization of Humanity” by Joseph Swenson, University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in Lexington, KY March 2006.
Commentary on “Wittgenstein, Ethics, and Nonsense” by Matthew Pianalto, Midsouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis, TN, February 2005.
Commentary on “Self-Ascriptions as Self-Expressions: An Explanation of First-Person Authority?” by A. Minh Nguyen, Fall Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association in Frankfort, KY, November 2004.
Commentary on “The European Union Democratic Deficit: Federalists, Skeptics, and Revisionists” by Jonathan Bowman, University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in Lexington, KY, March 2004.
2012-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, D’Youville College
- Philosophy and the Human Condition
- Ethics in Theory and Action
- Freedom, Death, and Meaning
- Western Ancient Philosophy
- Eastern Philosophy
- Late Modern Philosophy
- Philosophy of the Person
- Philosophy of Nature
2010-2012 Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University Southeast
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Introduction to Ethics
- Introductory Logic
2011-2012 Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, Jefferson Community and Technical College Downtown Campus
- Introduction to Philosophy
2009-2010 Volunteer Instructor, San Quentin Penitentiary, Patten University and the Prison University Project
- Introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Introduction to Political Philosophy
- Ethics and the Law
2003-2008 Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky
- Professional Ethics
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Introductory Logic
- Death and Dying, Assisted
- Asian Philosophy, Assisted
German – Reading Proficiency
AWARDS AND HONORS
Presidential Fellowship Award at the University of Kentucky
Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Fellowship at the University of Kentucky
Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society
DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS
Philosophy Program Webmaster
Co-Coordinator Liberal Arts Cinematheque
History Search Committee (Spring 2018)
Co-Coordinator Research and Scholarship Day 2018
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the D’Youville Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (2015-2018)
Participant in General Education Assessment
Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, 2015-Present.
Middle States Accreditation Review Committee for Standard 13, 2012-14
Organizing Committee for the Prison Abolition Western New York Conference 2018, September 2018.
Co-Coordinator of the Radical Philosophy Association, 2014-Present.
Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association, November 2014.
Co-Organizer of 24th Annual Conference of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium, November 2012.
Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 2010 Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association in Eugene, OR, November 2010.
Co-Editor, RPA Mag
Co-Editor, Executive Editorial Committee, Radical Philosophy Review, 2012-15.
Guest Co-Editor, Radical Philosophy Review, Special Edition: Violence: Systemic, Symbolic, and Foundational 15, no. 1 (2012).
Editor-in-Chief, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Issue 16 (2007).
Assistant Editor-in-Chief, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Issue 15 (2006).
Correspondence Editor, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Issue 14 (2005).
President of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Kentucky, 2006-2007.
Treasurer of the Graduate Student Congress at the University of Kentucky, 2006-2007.
Co-Organizer of “Beyond Coal: Building Healthy Communities in Appalachia” Conference in Hindman, KY, April 2006.
Vice-President of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Kentucky, 2004-2005.