I'm currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis Community College where I've been teaching courses in the Humanities Department since Spring of 2021.
..... How did I get here?
In 2010, I became a philosophy major at Santa Monica College. For two years, my interest was in social and political philosophy; which, by my lights, includes religious studies. I wanted to understand the effects of our beliefs (including our religious beliefs) on how we act.
In 2012, I transferred to UCLA and while studying there I attended an APA meeting with the philosophy club. In one session, people were trying to figure out what kind of true belief gets called knowledge. I became addicted to Gettier literature. I took an intro to epistemology course and became sure, against all odds, knowledge is not a kind of belief at all.
My writing sample for graduate school aimed at showing that Plato is correct that knowledge is not something like a justified true belief. In 2015, I entered the Ph.D. in philosophy program at Saint Louis University. My research interest remained in epistemology but I moved beyond Plato (likely because I can't read Attic Greek!).
Under John Greco's supervision, I defended my dissertation in Spring of 2020. In my dissertation, Knowledge Beyond Belief, I broaden the limits of knowledge beyond traditional conceptions and contemporary alternatives by arguing for knowledge beyond the scope of belief.
After one year of serving as an adjunct for Jefferson College, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis University, and Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), I accepted a full time position as an assistant professor.
Everyday I enter the classroom (or log into it) is a gift.