curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Candidate                Brown University, 2009-2014
M.A.                                     University of Chicago, 2008
B.A.                                      Drury University, Summa cum laude, 2007


Institute for Humane Studies
Humane Studies Fellowship 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014

Drury University
Trustee Scholar (highest university funding award) – 2003-2007
Outstanding Research Paper in Political Science – 2007
Outstanding Freshman Political Science Student – 2004
Outstanding Senior Political Science Student – 2007


“Economic Liberties and the Liberal Tradition”
Conference presentation, New England Political Science Association (NEPSA), 2011

“The Crooked Timber in Society: Kant’s Unsocial Sociability”
Conference presentation, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), 2010

“The Grundlegung as Turn”
Discussant, Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, May 2008

Teaching Experience

Brown University – Full Experience (Course design, grading, and lecturing)

The Political Theory of Human Rights
Leadership, Religion, and Politics

Drury University – Full Experience (Course design, grading, and lecturing)

Philosophy of Peace and War
Elections, Interest Groups, and Political Parties
Introduction to American Politics

Brown University – Teaching Assistant

Introduction to Political Thought with Sharon Krause
Classics of Political Economy with Mark Blyth
International Law and Politics of Human Rights with Nina Tannenwald
Introduction to International Relations with Rose McDermott


2009-2013 – Founding Editor, The Art of Theory
Launched a free online quarterly of political philosophy.


Capitalism, Marxism, Liberalism and Republicanism, Libertarianism, Classical Political Economy, Constitutional Law