I am a J.T. & Margaret Talkington fellow and teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at Texas Tech University. I also serve the department as President of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) and Vice-President of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA).
I am also a TExES Social Studies 7-12 (232) Certified Educator in the state of Texas. During Fall of 2017, I was a visiting student in the Department of Philosophy & Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington. Before that, I taught high school in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. I graduated cum laude with my B.A. in Education at Southwestern AG University, where I studied Secondary Education with a concentration in History and a minor in Philosophy & Religion.
My current philosophical interests are in Metaphysics (ontology, time, and modality), Philosophy of Language (Reference, Slurs, and Propositions), Logic, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law (Constitutional Interpretation, Critical Race Theory, and Punishment) and in Philosophy of Religion (Religious Epistemology, Natural Theology, Religious Meta-ethical Theories, Divine Omniscience, Divine eternity, and God & Abstract Objects).
Outside of philosophy, I am:
married to the woman of my dreams (Lauren Casey); an avid reader of history, sociology, and theology; a musician; an aquarist (a fancy name for fish-keeper); occasionally dance salsa; a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs (and all non-Patriot Boston teams); and am an advocate of social justice for marginalized populations such as racial minorities, those with special needs, and women.