Education & Awards


John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il (2006-2015)

  • Ph.D in Social Thought, June 2015
  • Dissertation: Speculation and Civilization in the Social Thought of Alfred North Whitehead
  • Committee Members: Hans Joas, Chair University of Chicago, Michael Halewood (Essex), Tomis Kapitan (Northern Illinois University)
  • M.A. in Social Thought, June 2010

Department of Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2004–2006)

  • Completed 30 hours of Graduate Coursework
  • Passed Comprehensive Examinations in Logic, Ethics, and History of Philosophy

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics, University of Pennsylvania (2003-2004)

  • Coursework in Intermediate Greek, Advanced Latin Translation, Elementary French, and Greek Mythology

Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA (1999-2003)

  • B.A. in Liberal Arts with Distinction, Cum Laude, 2003
  • Concentration: Humanities and Social Thought
  • Minors: Philosophy, Classical Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Research Fellowship, Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, Germany (2014-2015)
  • Sciences Po Exchange Fellowship (Spring Semester 2014)
  • Nef Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago (2011-2014)
  • Century Minority Fellowship, University of Chicago (2006-2011)
  • Rhoten A. Smith Graduate Assistantship, Northern Illinois (2005-2006)
  • Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship, Northern Illinois (2004-2005)
  • APA Summer Minority Scholarship (2002)
  • Louisiana Classical Association Scholarship (2001)

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