I am a historian of religions, who traces the interrelationship between different branches of Christianity and between Christianity and other religions, and a philosopher keen to demonstrate what these dynamics reveal about the nature of humanity.
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and spent time growing up in Michigan, Ohio, Wyoming, Alaska (again), and Oregon. I attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where I received my B.A. in German and religion. I have spent time living in Germany, France, and Ghana.
I hold a Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University, where I wrote my dissertation about Mother Basilea Schlink and the Ecumenical Sisterhood of Mary, a group of German Lutheran nuns who sought to repent for their nation’s sins in the Holocaust.
I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Dominican University of California.
(See also my essay for my students about who I am.)