About Me

I’ve just finished my Ph.D. in the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University.  In the fall, I am very excited to start as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University’s Project in Philosophy and Religion.

I work in the history of philosophy with a focus on Kant’s transcendental idealism and German Idealism, as well as ethics and religion broadly construed.

My dissertation, “Evolving the Highest Good: A Study of a Kantian Ideal,” investigated the intersection of Kant’s natural philosophy, metaphysics, and ethics.  I’m indebted to the generosity of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for their support, as well as the Johns Hopkins Department of Philosophy for the Sachs Fellowship and the Arthur O. Lovejoy Fellowship for the completion of my dissertation.

Prior to my Ph.D., I worked at the Phenomenology Section of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg’s Psychiatric Clinic led by Thomas Fuchs and taught business English to employees of BASf in Ludwigshafen, Germany.  I completed my M.A. in philosophy at Heidelberg’s Philosophisches Seminar under the supervision of Anton Friedrich Koch.  Philosophy gripped me when I read Plato for the first time in the Musselman Library at Gettysburg College where I earned my B.A.

 

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