Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion
- PhD, Religious Studies, concentration in religion and culture, Boston University
- MTS, Theology, concentration in religious ethics, Boston University School of Theology
- BA, English, concentration in creative writing, George Mason University
Experience and Background
- 2010 – Present: Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy – Lynchburg College
- God, Faith, and Evil
- Introduction to Ethics
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Knowledge and Reality
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Religions of Asia
- Seminar on Contemporary Religious Thinkers (Spring 2015: Michael Walzer)
- Seminar in Religion in America
- Seminar in Religious Ethics
Special Topics in Religious Studies
- Islamic Ethics of War and Peace
- Cults and Religious Freedom in the United States
- “The Politics of Belief—John 20:19–31.” Political Theology Today, The Politics of Scripture blog (6 April 2015).
- “Kujawski’s ‘The Myth of Religion’: The Lost Presentation.” The Pedestal Magazine 74 (June 2014). [Fiction]
- “The Religious Resurgence and International Relations Theory.” Religious Studies Review 39.4 (2013): 201–21.
- “Evaluating Religions: Why a Global Philosophy of Religion Needs a Peircean Theory of Inquiry.” Paper presented at the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion, Nashville, Tennessee, 8 March 2015.
- “Critical Thinking as Defamiliarization: Studying the Bible in a Liberal Arts Curriculum.” Paper presented at the Lily International Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, Maryland, 30 May 2014.
- “The Valladolid Debates between Sepúlveda and Las Casas: At the Origins of the Modern Concept of Religion.” Paper presented at the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia, 9 March 2014.
Honors and Awards
- Junior Fellow, Institut für Die Wissenschaften vom Menchen, Vienna, Austria, July–December 2000.
- American Academy of Religion
- North American Association for the Study of Religion
- Virginia Philosophical Association