I grew up in central Indiana, but in 1999 I left for the east coast to attend Georgetown University. There I earned a bachelor’s degree in 2003 with majors in Theology and Mathematics. I next attended the University of Chicago Divinity School, earning a master’s degree in Theology and Religious Ethics in 2005.
Following completion of this degree, I left academic studies for two years to work for Aon Re Services (now part of Aon Benfield). My first position there was as an Actuarial Analyst, running computer simulations of natural disasters to determine their effects on insurance portfolios. I was then promoted to Senior Technology Analyst, where I developed software code to streamline how our company reported their analyses.
While I greatly enjoyed my two years in the private sector, I missed studying academic theology and thus began my PhD in Systematic Theology at Boston College in 2007. While there, I had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for Michael Himes and Fred Lawrence. I wrote a dissertation on the theological anthropology of David Tracy, which was directed by Mary Ann Hinsdale. I defended my dissertation in June of 2013, much to the relief of all involved.
In August of 2013, I joined the faculty of Saint Leo University as an Assistant Professor of Theology. There I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in systematic theology and theological ethics.