B.A.: Belmont Abbey College, Department of Government and Political Philosophy, summa cum laude, May, 2011. Minor in Mathematics.
Thesis: “Seriously Funny: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc—the Saint and the State.”
M.A.: Baylor University, Department of Political Science, May 2013.
Ph.D.: Baylor University, Department of Political Science, May 2017
Dissertation: “Rhetoric, Passion, and Rule of Law in Aristotle’s Political Thought: Who Am I to Judge?”
Advisor: Mary P. Nichols
Aristotle’s Ethics, Politics, and De Anima
American Political Thought
Plato and Aristophanes
Politics and the Good Life
Introduction to Political Theory
Western Political Philosophy
American Constitutional Development
- “Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc: An American Woman?” coauthored with Rachel K. Alexander. Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy Spring 2018.
- Justice Speaks: Nemesis, Rhetoric, and Nature in Aristotle’s Rhetoric. Forthcoming. Review of Politics.
- Review of Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric, Translated and with and Interpretive Essay by Robert C. Bartlett. Forthcoming in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 2019.
Works In Progress
- Shame’s Speech: Defending the Beautiful in Aristotle’s Rhetoric.
- Participant, “America in the Republican Tradition,” Jack Miller Center Summer Institute, Philadelphia, PA, June 2019.