I am a philosopher and educator. I mainly focus on systematic philosophy that stems from Greek and German philosophical systems. I will be finishing my PHD in philosophy next academic year while on a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship to Bonn, Germany. In addition to my research, I have been teaching lower and upper division philosophy courses and Narratives of the Self I and II at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga.
My dissertation focuses on how G.W.F. Hegel's Wissenschaft der Logik (Science of Logic) may be applied to solve perennial philosophical problems. Specifically, I am focusing on how Plato's problem of participation and Aristotle's problem of the categories, a somewhat neglected problem in the philosophical literature, may be solved by applying Hegel's concept of universality. For this reason, I am explicating, in close detail, Hegel's Lehre vom Begriff (Doctrine of the Concept). Although I do discuss how Hegel's concept of universality may be applied to more problems than the ones I enumerate here, I believe these deserve special attention because of the threat they pose to any philosophical attempt to grasp the what it is to think philosophically.
Because I am thoroughly committed to the Socratic mission, teaching is integral to my mission as a philosopher. Teaching provides philosophers a way to improve the moral condition of the community to which they belong. Accordingly, one of my main goals as a teacher of philosophy is to extend philosophy and the skills endemic to philosophy beyond the philosophy classroom, e.g. on campus student groups, other disciplines such as medicine and law, business, politics, and the personal lives of students.