Curriculum Vitae


2017-   Probationary Regular Faculty, Department of Philosophy, Douglas College

Fall 2016   College Professor (term appt.), Department of Philosophy, Okanagan College

2015-2016   Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Concordia University of Edmonton

2014-2015   Sessional Instructor, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

2014-2015   Writing Counsellor, Writing Support Centre, University of Western Ontario


2014 PhD Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
Dissertation Title: Hypothetical Necessity and the Laws of Nature: John Locke on God’s Legislative Power
Supervisor: Dr Benjamin Hill (Examiners: Dr Lorne Falkenstein, Dr Dennis Klimchuk, Dr Allyson May, and Dr Patricia Sheridan)

2014 Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

2010 MA Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

2009 BA Philosophy, University of Ottawa

2004 Diploma in Liberal Arts, Augustine College


‘Automation and Craft-Based Management’, Journal of Global Business Management and Economics (forthcoming)

‘Hedonism and Natural Law in Locke’s Moral Philosophy’, Journal of the History of Philosophy 54.2 (2016): 203-225.

‘Locke, Providence, and the Limits of Natural Philosophy’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22.2 (2014): 217-235.

“Cicero, Epicurus, and Systemic Injustice”, Southwest Philosophy Review 28.1 (Jan 2012): 55-62


‘Locke and the Jesuits on Law and Politics’, Brill Companion to the Jesuit Tradition on the Eve of Modernity, ed. Cristiano Casalini, Leiden: Brill (forthcoming)

‘From Natural Philosophy to Natural Religion: Experiment and the Vita Activa‘, Early Modern Experimental Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Religion, eds. Peter Anstey and Alberto Vanzo, Routledge (forthcoming)

‘Locke on Knowledge of Morality’, The Lockean Mind, eds. Jessica Gordon-Roth and Shelley Weinberg, Routledge (forthcoming)


Lagrée, Jacqueline. ‘Justus Lipsius and Neostoicism’, tr. E. Rossiter, in The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition, ed. J. Sellars.  Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.


Review of Victor Nuovo, John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso (Oxford, 2017). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March 2018


‘Automation and Craft-Based Management’

  1. Global Conference on Business Management and Economics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, July 6th-8th, 2018

‘Mixed Modes and Moral Epistemology in John Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding

  1. Canadian Philosophical Association General Meeting, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, PQ, June 4th-7th, 2018
  2. Western Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, October 28th-30th, 2016

‘Reciprocity and Basic Income’

  1. North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, May 24th-27th, 2018

‘Locke and the Virtue of Industry’

  1. Pacific Northwest / Western Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 2nd- 4th, 2018

‘Natural Religion and the Ambiguity of Locke’s Theological Commitments’

  1. John Locke Workshop, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, June 22nd-25th, 2017

‘Precarious Academic Labour and the Nature of Meaningful Work’

  1. Precarious Academic Labour in the Age of Neoliberalism, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC, May 5th-6th, 2017

‘Work, Virtue, and Guaranteed Income’

  1. Labor, Capital, and Technology in the 21st Century: Insights from Catholic Social Teaching, Providence College, RI, December 2nd-4th, 2016
  2. Character and Virtue in the Professions, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, UK, June 2nd-4th, 2016

‘From Natural Philosophy to Natural Religion: Teleology and the Theologia Rationalis

  1. Theology and the Philosophy of Science: Analytic, Scholastic, and Historical Perspectives, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB, October 14th-15th, 2016
  2. Three Societies Meeting (British Society for the History of Science, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, History of Science Society), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, June 22nd-25th, 2016
  3. Workshop in Experimental Philosophy and Empirical Ethics, University of Warwick, UK, May 10th-11th, 2016 (invited)

‘The Nature of Work, Part I: Virtue and Practical Wisdom’

‘The Nature of Work, Part II: Reciprocity and a Guaranteed Income’

  1. Concordia University of Edmonton Institute of Christian Studies and Society, Edmonton, AB, March, 2016


2015 University Students’ Council Teaching Award of Excellence, Honour Roll, University of Western Ontario

2014 Alumni Graduate Award

2013 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

2013 Alumni Graduate Award

2013 Mary Routledge Fellowship

2013 Graduate Thesis Research Award

2012 Book of Common Prayer 350th Anniversary Essay Contest,
Prayer Book Society of Canada (Ottawa Chapter), First Prize

2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2010 PhD Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario

2010 Pass with Distinction, MA Project: “Pascal and Fideism”, University of Western Ontario

2009 Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa

2007 David Makow Award on Tolerance and Intolerance,
University of Ottawa
Essay Title: “A Prescription for Human Rights”


2017-, Douglas College

Courses regularly taught include Critical Thinking, Business Ethics, Values & Contemporary Issues, and Knowledge, Reason, & Experience

2016 (Fall), Okanagan College

  1. Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (two sections)
  2. Criminal Justice Ethics
  3. Introduction to Philosophy

2016 (Winter), Concordia University of Edmonton

  1. Introduction to Logic
  2. Early Modern Philosophy
  3. Introduction to Ethics

2015 (Fall) Introduction to Ethics (two sections), Concordia University of Edmonton

2014/15 (Full Year) Course Instructor: Philosophy of Witchcraft (UWO)

2012 (Fall) Course Instructor: Evil (UWO)

2011/12 Tutorial Leader: Introduction to Philosophy (UWO)

2010/11 Tutorial Leader: Reasoning and Critical Thinking (UWO)

2010 Teaching Assistant (Winter): Media Ethics (UWO)

2009 Teaching Assistant (Fall): Philosophy of Death (UWO)


2017-present Open Douglas (OER working group), Douglas College

2013-2015 Writing Counsellor (UWO Writing Support Centre)

2013 Non-Award Research Term (Spring Semester), King’s College London
Supervisor: Professor John Milton

2012 Conference Organization (with Professors Ben Hill, Ken Waters, Ed Slowik, and Geoffrey Gorham), “The Language of Nature”, University of Western Ontario, October 11th-14th

2012 Participant at Witherspoon Institute Schreyer Summer Seminar, “First Principles: Natural Law in History”, Princeton University, July 29th-August 11th

2013/2014 Resident Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

2012/2013 Non-Resident Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

2010 Research Assistant (for Professor Benjamin Hill), “Francisco Suarez: Last Medieval or First Early Modern?”, University of Western Ontario


French, Spanish, German, Latin


Canadian Philosophical Association, Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers,

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