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Michael joined the Philosophy Department and the Parr Center for Ethics in July 2020. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.

You can find a copy of Michael’s CV, publications, and learn more about Michael’s community engagement and public philosophy efforts on his personal website.



[7] (with Michael Prinzing) “Does Studying Philosophy Make People Better Thinkers?” (Journal of the American Philosophical Association)

[6] Review of Tobias Reinhardt, Cicero’s Academici Libri and Lucullus: a commentary with introduction and translations (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2023)

[5] (with Michael Prinzing) “The Virtues of Ethics Bowl: Do Pre-College Philosophy Programs Prepare Students for Democratic Citizenship?” Journal of Philosophy in Schools 10, no. 1 (2023): 25-45

[4] “The Black Box in Stoic Axiology” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 104 (2023): 78-100.

[3] (with Andree Hahmann) “Ciceronian Officium and Kantian Duty” Review of Metaphysics 75, no. 4 (2022): 667-706

[2] (with Scott Weinstein and Brian Reese) “How can a line segment with extension be composed of extensionless points? From Aristotle to Borel, and Beyond” Synthese 200, no. 85 (2022): 1-28

[1] “Hopeless Fools and Impossible Ideals” Res Philosophica 98, no. 3 (2021): 429-451


Public-Facing Writing

[5] “Mary Astell, Philosopher of Education” (Project Vox Classroom)

[4] (with Kari Lindquist, Delaney Thull, & Aurora Yu) “The Future of Humanities is Public” (EdNc)

[3] (with Alex Richardson) “Looking for a better way to disagree this election season? Look no further than your local high school” (EdNC)

[2] “Deliberating Across the Lifespan” (Chapter in The Ethics Bowl Way: Answering Questions, Questioning Answers, and Creating Ethical Communities)

[1] “Ethics Bowl and Democratic Deliberation” (APA Syllabus Showcase)