Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Degrees: B.A., Allegheny College; M.Div., Duke University Divinity School; Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (814) 332-3621
Office Location: Odd Fellows 117
Office Hours: Spring 2020
Monday & Wednesday 10:00–12:00 & 2:00-3:00; Tuesday & Thursday 1:00–2:00 and by appointment
Courses (Spring 2020)
RELST 175 – Contemporary Religious Thought
RELST 190 – Christianity and Justice
RELST 204 – Intro to Sociology of Religion
Areas of Specialization:
Modern and Contemporary Theology
History of Christian Thought
Areas of Teaching Competence:
Contemporary Religious Thought
Philosophy of Religion
Sociology of Religion
Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
Political and Social Theory
The Development of the Conception of Evil in Contemporary Christian Thought
Morality and Modern Warfare
- Christianity, Politics, and the Predicament of Evil: A Constructive Theological Ethic of Soulcraft and Statecraft (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019).
- “Contracting Justice?: Private Military and Security Contractors and the Commodification of War” in The Business of War: Theological-Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex edited by James McCarty, Matthew Taipe, and Justin Bronson Barringer (forthcoming from Cascade Books).
- “Of Fruit Trees and Newborn Babes: Luther and Wesley on Moral Transformation,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, 17.3 (May 2017).
- “Drones Unlimited? Just War Rules Demand Accountability,” The Christian Century 133.18 (August 31, 2016).
- “Reconceiving Politics: Soulcraft, Statecraft, and the City of God,” Journal of the Society of Christians Ethics 33.1 (Spring/Summer 2013).