About

THINKING WITH A SMILE.

I do a philosophy podcast about pop music. I turned symbolic logic into a computer game. Serious or fun? Fun or serious? I specialize in both/and.

My doctorate is in philosophy. My bachelor’s degree is in computer science. I tutored math while studying philosophy. I minored in music while studying computers. I’m an introvert who loves public speaking. Don’t tell me I can’t do both.

As a teacher, I earned a 9.2 / 10 rating. When the usual approach to the subject wasn’t working for my symbolic logic students, I created the Chambergon Logic game for them using Java. Logic is like math: it’s a puzzle-solving game and ought to be taught that way.

Serious things often turn out to be games. Games often turn out to be serious. The world is a complex place, and that’s why we need philosophers. But it’s also why philosophers need math and coding, in addition to the arts.

If you need a teacher, a coder, a writer, or a musician, get in touch! I specialize in making confusing things clear, and dull things delightful.

What I Write

Typing

THE KEYS ARE MIGHTIER.

Solving problems with code, prose, and posts.
01. CODING.

Chambergon Logic is a Java-based puzzle-solving computer game for teaching symbolic logic. Students do all their work (including exams), in the game.

02. PROSE.

I’ve written a number of articles, both academic and popular, which you can find by clicking here.

03. POSTS.

When I’m not writing long-form prose, I’m writing blog posts. Click here to see the latest.

Public Speaking, Etc.

Talking

I ONLY NEED ONE MIC.

Educating and entertaining through podcasts, teaching, and talks.
01. PODCASTING.

Join me as I explore philosophy using pop music, and pop music using philosophy, on the Top 40 Philosophy podcast. (Rock and rap included!)

02. TEACHING.

I taught college philosophy for a decade and currently teach computer skills at at the Forever Learning Institute, in addition to working with classes at La Casa de Amistad and South Bend Code School.

03. TALKS.

Do you have an audience who needs talking to? Get me to do it for you! I speak at high school commencements. I preach sermons. I give inspirational speeches about not ending up living in vans by rivers. Contact me today!

What I Can Do

Talent

MY SKILLS LIST.

Tech, content development, and even music.
Java/JavaFX
HTML/CSS
JavaScript/jQuery
SQL
PHP/Python
Sound Editing
Video Editing
Word/Excel/PowerPoint
Writing/Editing
Curriculum Design
Math Tutoring
Public Speaking

I CAN ALSO WRITE YOU A ROCK SONG, IF YOU’D LIKE.

Résumé & CV

Ed & Exp

MY LIFE, ALL WRITTEN UP.

Education
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2011
  • M.A., Philosophy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • B.A., Computer Science (Music Minor), Messiah College, 2002
Professional Experience
  • Content Developer, Pedago, LLC, 2016-2017
  • College Teacher, Washington, DC Area Universities, 2006-2015
  • Math Tutor, West Chester University of Pennsylvania,  2003-2005
  • Programmer, Supply Chain Consultants (now: Arkieva), 2002
Volunteer Experience
  • Computer Skills Instructor, Forever Learning Institute, 2017-
  • Coding Instructional Assistant, South Bend Code School, 2017-
  • Citizenship Class Volunteer, La Casa de Amistad, 2017-
My full résumé.
My academic CV.
Contact
GET IN TOUCH

Contact

LET’S TALK.