About

I am a writer, researcher, and philosopher, currently based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. If you are in need of skilled writer or editor, I would be more than happy to meet for a free consultation to discuss your needs. I am proficient with a wide variety of document preparation systems (LaTeX, HTML5, XML, Pandoc, Markdown), and collaboration tools (Git, Google Cloud Services and Docs, etc.).

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 and history of mathematics and logic. I am a flexible and capable thinker, and can work comfortably with complex systems and patterns of reasoning.

As an educator: I have been the lead instructor for courses on general philosophy and 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 students up to 350 in size. I also have a wealth of experience facilitating small group learning as a teaching assistant.

I also blog about my experiences as a trail runner at Roots and Ridges. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences or stories as a runner!

Contact

If you are interested in my story or working with me on a project and would like to get in touch, please feel free to reach out to me! I am available for freelancing on various projects, and would be more than happy to discuss your needs.

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.

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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.

Lead Instructor

  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.