About me: I am originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where I was steeped in postmodern history tourism. I went to Mount St. Mary’s University, in Emmitsburg, MD on scholarship. I majored in Philosophy and moved on to broaden my liberal arts foundations with three master’s degrees: at St. John’s College in Annapolis (MA, 2007). I then studied continental philosophy at Kent State Philosophy (MA, 2009), where I wrote my Philosophy Master’s Thesis on Aristotle’s Physics, 4.1-5, on the topic of place (topos). At Villanova University (PhD, 2016), I developed my interests in Heidegger, then Agamben and Nancy, and currently Foucault. Since receiving my PhD, I have published and thought about the problems of Community, Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, Viral Culture, and recent non-rational Political Movements.

I am an avid photographer of people and cities. You can see the images and image texts I have made at: I produced all of the original artworks on this site using various human-AI collaborative processes.

Offline, I am an avid runner, collector of self-published books, and recently, community garden designer: Help Build the Morrowtown Community Garden. I write and record music from time to time, and I passed the Jeopardy! tryouts in 2019. I currently live in bucolic North Carolina.

next: research>>