About

As a researcher, I’ve had extensive training in logic, mathematics and philosophy. My research focussed on philosophy of set theory, and the connections between distinct branches of mathematics. My areas of specialization included metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics and logic. I am an flexible and capable critical thinker, that can work comfortably with complex systems and patterns of reasoning.

As an instructor in higher education, I have taught general philosophy courses and courses in formal logic to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. My experience has left me comfortable with designing original course content and tests, and facilitating learning for groups of all sizes.

I am now exploring career options relating to software, technology and higher education in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, where I now reside.

Outside of my professional life, I am a dedicated trail runner and I’m starting to write about experiences at my blog: Roots and Ridges

Contact

If you are interested in my story, and would like to get in touch, please feel free to reach out to me! You can reach me via e-mail or through the comments on my blog.

In addition to documenting my running experiences on my blog, I sometimes dabble in photography. The background photo was taken one morning in Algonquin Park, on Lake of Two Rivers. More can be found on my Flickr.

Or, if you’d prefer to connect through social media don’t hesitate to find me on:

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For a more general summary of my work experience, see my LinkedIn. Below is an abridged summary of my academic experience during my time as a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto.

Publications

  1. 2016. Review of Zvi Arstein’s Mathematics and the Real World (Prometheus Books, 2014) Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society.
  2. 2014. With James Robert Brown. Review of Andrew Aberdein and Ian J. Dove (eds), The Argument of Mathematics (Springer 2013) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Teaching

  1. 2017, PHL 245 Modern Symbolic Logic, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
  2. 2016, PHL245 Modern Symbolic Logic, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
  3. 2016, PHL145 Critical Reasoning, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
  4. 2016, PHLB50 Symbolic Logic I, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
  5. 2015, PHL245F Modern Symbolic Logic, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
  6. 2014, PHL201F Introductory Philosophy, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Talks

  1. November 2015 “Structuralism and (Meta)Mathematical Disagreement” Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, Institut Henri Poincare, Sorbonne University.
  2. June 2015 “Structuralism and (Meta)Mathematical Disagreement” Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress, University of Ottawa.
  3. June 2014 “How to Be a Structuralist About Set Theory” 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, California Institute of Technology.
  4. May 2014 “How to Be a Structuralist About Set Theory” Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress, Brock University.
  5. January 2014 “How to Be a Structuralist About Set Theory” 7th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics. St. John’s College, Cambridge University.

From my review with James Robert Brown, I have an Erdos number of 6.