PhD Students


For information about my current and former doctoral students, see below.  (For prospective students, or those who think they might be interested in having me as a doctoral supervisor, I have put together some information here.)

Joe Krylow (Ph.D., Purdue University, expected 2018)

  • Dissertation: “Against Physicalism: Augustine on the Nature and Existence of Incorporeal Beings”

Joel Johnson (Ph.D., Purdue University, expected 2017)

  • Dissertation: “Aquinas on Final Causation”

Justin Matchulat (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014)

  • Dissertation: “Practical Cognition and Moral Motivation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas”
  • Currently: Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University

Jake Tuttle (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013)

  • Dissertation: “Suarez’s Metaphysics of Efficient Causation”
  • Currently: Bellarmine Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow (2015–18), Loyola Marymount University

Julie Swanstrom (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013)

  • Dissertation: “The Metaphysics of Causation in the Creation Accounts of Avicenna and Aquinas”
  • Currently: Assistant Professor, Armstrong State University

Tully Borland (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008)

  • Dissertation: “The Ethics and Voluntarism of John Duns Scotus”
  • Currently: Associate Professor, Ouachita Baptist University