Ph.D. in Philosophy, Boston College, 2009
MA in Classical Studies, Boston University, 1996
BA in Classics and Philosophy with High Honors, University of Montana, 1993
Research & Scholarship
Early Modern Philosophy
History of Political Philosophy
On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians, a Latin edition and English translation of Giambattista Vico’s De antiquissima sapientia italorum with critical notes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
Descartes and Cartesianism (co-edited with Nathan Smith). London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005.
“Cicero’s Reception of Plato’s Laws.” In Plato and Platonisms: The Constitution of aTradition, ed. Mark Beck and Jan Opsomer. Leuven: Leuven University Press, forthcoming 2013.
“Machiavelli’s Use of Livy in Discourses, I.11-15.” In New Worlds and the Italian Renaissance: Contributions to the History of European Intellectual Culture, ed. Andrea Moudarres and Christine Purdy Moudarres. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
“Broadening College Student Interest in Philosophical Education Through Community Service Learning” (co-authored with Scott Seider). Teaching Philosophy 34:3 (2011): 197-217.
Awards & Recognition
Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Boston College. 2005, 2006
Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College. 2004-2005
Ernest Fortin Memorial Grant for Summer Research, Boston College. 2003, 2004,2005, 2006
Graduate Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, Boston College. 2001-2005
Outstanding Graduate Student of School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College. 2003-2004
Teaching Fellowship, Department of Classical Studies, Boston University. 1994-1997
Teaching Excellence Award, Boston University. 1994-1995