Hi Adams! I'm excited to be your new Resident Dean this year and look forward to meeting all of you and working together. My role is to provide both academic and personal support during your time here, and to help connect you with Harvard's many resources. I also represent Adams students on the Ad Board and work with you on any petitions you file. Please say hello when you see me and/or come by my office in C-entry. I'm always eager to talk about whatever may be on your mind.
While I'm new to the Resident Dean role, I was a Resident Tutor in Adams for six years while pursuing my Ph.D. here in the Study of Religion. I then spent four years away from Cambridge, first to teach in the religion department at Oberlin College and then to take up a research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to serving as your Resident Dean, I'm also a Lecturer in the Study of Religion, and my teaching and research focus on modern religious thought, religious ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
My wife Meghan was also an Adams Resident Tutor while pursuing her Ed.D. research on teacher professional development, and she has worked as both a teacher and educational consultant. Our four-year-old son Charlie was born in Cambridge just before we moved to Oberlin. Meghan and I met as Yale undergrads in a singing group, and together with Charlie we love making music, spending time in the dining hall, and traveling together. Charlie also loves discussing Australian animals and making silly rhymes.
We're thrilled to be back in Adams!