Welcome! Follow the links on the side column to view a list of my publications and presentations, my current research, and courses I have taught or am currently teaching. I have a recommended reading page that I update every so often (though it probably needs to be reduced to just a handful a favorites pretty soon) and a page on animal ethics that is still very much under construction.
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida (2007), receiving my BA with Honors in Humanities and a minor in Anthropology, and received my MA from the University of South Florida (2009) in Religious Studies. I previously held positions as an instructor at both of those institutions, along with Valencia College (see Courses Taught), but have taken a break from teaching to work on my PhD at the University of Denver in the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion.
My areas of research interest include:
Outside of my formal studies, I like to strum around on my guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, and slowly make my way up Colorado's 14ers. I love to travel, too. I've been a homebrewer since 2008 (and a connoisseur for much longer!) making beer, mead, and cider, and have been fortunate enough to win a few medals in brewing competitions over the years.