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


‘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 (forthcoming 2017)


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


‘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

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

  1. Western Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, October 28th-30th, 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

‘Locke and Natural Religion’

  1. Concordia University of Edmonton Philosophy and Religion Colloquium Series, Edmonton, AB, November 26th, 2015

‘The Moral Dimensions of Robert Boyle’s Physico-Theology’

  1. Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World, University of Toronto, ON, May 27th-29th, 2015
  2. Western Seminar in the History of Modern Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, April 8th, 2015
  3. Intellectual Hinterlands, University of Toronto, ON, June 25th-27th, 2014

‘Locke, Hedonism, and Natural Law’

  1. Canadian Philosophical Association General Meeting, Brock University, St Catharine’s, ON, May 25th-28th, 2014
  2. Locke Workshop, Lehman College, New York, NY, March 17th-18th, 2014
  3. Southwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, February 22nd, 2014

‘Locke on Induction’,

  1. Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Meeting, Brock University, St Catharine’s, ON, May 24th-27th, 2014


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 (Winter), Douglas College

  1. Critical Thinking (two sections)
  2. Knowledge, Reason & Experience (two sections)

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)


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, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

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