Areas of Specialty:
- Public Philosophy
- The Good Place and Philosophy (In progress) Blackwell Pop Culture and Philosophy Series. Series editor William Irwin. Anticipated release Summer of 2020.
- Westworld and Philosophy: If You Go Looking for the Truth, Get the Whole Thing. Blackwell Pop Culture and Philosophy Series. Co-Edited with James South, Series Editor William Irwin. April 2018.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
- "Ethical Invention in Sartre and Foucault: Courage, Freedom, Transformation." Forthcoming in Foucault Studies.
- "From In-itself to Practico-Inert: Freedom, Subjectivity, and Progress." Sartre Studies International 24.1 (2018): 48-69.
- "An Existentialist Analysis of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws." Public Affairs Quarterly 32.2 (2018): 141-158.
- "Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy." Journal of Medical Humanities. 37.3 (2016): 299-312.
- "A Sartrean Analysis of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare: Workplace Decisions in Light of Group Praxis." Business and Professional Ethics. (34.2) 2015: 195-214.
- "Schopenhauer's Intelligible Character and Sartre's Fundamental Project." The Journal of Idealistic Studies (44.1) 2014: 101-118.
- "Bad Faith, Authenticity, and Responsibilities to Future Generations: A Sartrean Approach." Environmental Ethics (36.4) 2014: 455-470.
- "Sartre, Deloria, and the Anthropocene." Forthcoming in Earthly Engagements, edited by Damon Boria and Matthew Ally. Routledge.
- "I Would Refuse to be a God if it were Offered to Me: Archangels and Existentialism in The Good Place." Forthcoming in The Good Place and Philosophy, edited by Kimberly S. Engels. Wiley Blackwell Pop Culture and Philosophy Series. Series editor William Irwin.
- "Late Night Comedy as a Contemporary Authority of Delimitation for Political Truth: Foucault and Saturday Night Live." Forthcoming in SNL and Philosophy, edited by Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth. Wiley Blackwell Pop Culture and Philosophy Series. Series editor Bill Irwin, (2019).
- "Bad Faith and Wikileaks." In Wikileaking: The Ethics of Secrecy and Exposure, edited by Christian Cotton, Open Court (2018).
- "From William to the Man in Black: Sartrean Existentialism and the Power of Freedom." in Westworld and Philosophy: If You Go Looking for the Truth, Get the Whole Thing, edited by Kimberly S. Engels and James B. South, Series editor Bill Irwin. Wiley Blackwell (2018).
- "Guilty of Being a Dwarf: Tyrion's Existential Authenticity." in The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy, edited by Robert Arp and Eric Silverman, Open Court (2016).
Scholarly Blog Editing:
- Editor, Scholarly Blog of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, February 2019-present.
- "Sartre, Rome, and Native American Thought," North American Sartre Society at Diverse Lineages of Existentialism II. George Washington University, June 3, 2019.
- "Sartre, Deloria and the Anthropocene: Existentialism meets Native American Experiential Metaphysics," North American Sartre Society, 24th Meeting, University of Mary Washington, October 2018.
- "I Would Refuse to be a God if it were Offered to Me: Archangels and Existentialism in The Good Place." North American Sartre Society, 24th Meeting, University of Mary Washington, October 2018. Session included show creator Michael Schur.
- "Health Care as Group Praxis: An Existentialist Approach to Curing and Healing," Molloy College Faculty Research Day, May 3, 2018.
- "Sartre and Moral Invention: Courage, Freedom and Transformation," North American Sartre Society, 23rd meeting, University of Laverne, November 2017.
- "The Practico-Inert and Our Possibilities: Social and Historical Subjectivity" North American Sartre Society, 22nd meeting, University of North Carolina Wilmington, November 2016.
- "Emotion and Deadly Force: A Sartrean Phenomenological Analysis of 'Stand Your Ground'." APA Central, Main Program, St. Louis, February 2015. (Paper Accepted)
- "Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy."APA Central, Main Program, Chicago, March 2014. (Paper Accepted)
- 2019 APA Berry Fund for Public Philosophy small grant recipient. Project: "Public Philosophy and Theology in a Digital Context Conference."
- North American Sartre Society (NASS) Member at Large
- New York Society for Women in Philosophy (NYSWIP) Leadership team
- Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University, 2011-2017
"The Social and Historical Subject in Sartre and Foucault and Its Implications for Healthcare Ethics." Director: Dr. Pol Vandevelde
- BA, Luther College 2008 (Religion, Philosophy)
- PHI 2200: Philosophy from the Margins: Native American, Latin American, and Africana Philosophy
- ETH 2890: Ethics and Disability
- ETH 3900H Bioethics in the Contemporary World
Why do you love teaching at Molloy?
I love teaching at Molloy because I get to help students realize the importance of ethics, critical reasoning, and meaning creation in their future lives as professionals and global citizens. I also get to learn things from students of diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.