I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San José State University. I’m also the University Director of Pre-Law Advising. I work mainly in the intersection of metaphysics and normativity and argue for what I call a ‘normativity-driven metaphysics.’ I also apply what I do there to other areas of philosophy such as philosophy of law, philosophy of religion, and applied ethics.

Before coming to SJSU, I worked on my PhD  at the University of Notre Dame. I wrote my dissertation, Making Metaphysics Matter: Essays on Reasons and Persons, under the supervision of Michael Rea. Prior to that, I was a graduate student at the University of Colorado where I received my J.D. and M.A. in philosophy. I have a B.A. from Boston University.

For more on my research, visit my research page.

For more on my teaching, visit my teaching page.

When I’m not doing philosophy, I enjoy climbing rocks, playing sports, and hanging out with Ponyo (pictured below).


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