I work primarily on the intellectual history of early modern Europe. I am particularly interested in the interaction between religion and science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. My previous research has examined natural philosophy in the Reformed and Lutheran traditions, competing metaphysical frameworks within Christianity, and the relationship between theological commitments and pedagogical reform in the life of Johannes Sturm. I have a secondary interest in the history of technology and warfare.
I received a B.S. in computer science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Oxford, where I was a Rotary Scholar. I subsequently served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, worked as the CTO of a fantasy football startup, and co-founded a fit-tech startup that developed business-facing mobile applications for the fitness industry. I left the tech world to pursue a career as a historian, first completing an M.A. in theology (with an emphasis on Reformation history) at Westminster Seminary California and subsequently beginning my studies at Princeton.