Associate Professor of Philosophy
PhD 2003, University of Oklahoma
422D Minard Hall
“Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas.” Studia Gilsoniana 7:3, 2018: 409-425 (reprint of 2011 article).
“Testimony and Moral Understanding.” Northern Plains Ethics Journal 5:1, Fall 2017: 23-28.
“Catholic Social Teaching and the Duty to Vaccinate,” with Paul Carson, NDSU (PI). The American Journal of Bioethics 17:4, 2017, 1-8. (Target Article)
“Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Catholic Social Teaching and the Duty to Vaccinate,” with Paul Carson, NDSU (PI) The American Journal of Bioethics, 17:4, 2017, W1-W3
“Aquinas on Self-Love and Love of God: The Foundations for and Perfection of Subjectivity.” International Philosophical Quarterly, March, 2016.
“Marriage as Friendship: Aquinas’s View in Light of His Account of Self-Love.” Nova et Vetera 13:4, 2015.
“What We Can Learn from the Medieval Rejection of Curiosity.” Northern Plains Ethics Journal 1:1, Fall 2013.
“Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas.” Journal of Thomistic Personalism , 2011.
“Aquinas on Subjectivity: a Response to Crosby.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly , Winter 2010.
“Epistemic Badness.” Journal of Philosophical Research, 2008.
“The Impact of Augustine’s Thought on the Ethics of Scotus and von Hildebrand.” Fides Quaerens Intellectum , 2007.
“The Virtuous Nature of Forgiveness: Determining When to Forgive.” Discourse , Spring 2002.
The Metaphysical Foundations of Love: Aquinas on Participation, Unity, and Union. Thomistic Ressourcement Series. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018.
The Root of Friendship: Self-Love and Self-Governance in Aquinas. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, Spring 2014.
Current Courses Taught:
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion