Ross Bio Pic Outdoor I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. My primary research interests are in metaphysics, medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, and analytic theology. In particular, I enjoy thinking and writing about matters metaphysical such as substance, powers, modality, mereology, and time, and how these areas undergird and shed light on topics in philosophical theology within the Christian tradition. I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin under the supervision of Peter Simons. My dissertation was titled Substantial Priority: An Essay in Fundamental Mereology and aimed to systematically develop and defend a neo-Aristotelian mereology that explicates the formal structure of material objects in terms of metaphysical grounding. My work along these lines greatly benefitted from my having spent part of the 2012-2013 academic year at Oxford University working alongside the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project directed by Anna Marmodoro. During the 2014-2015 academic year I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saint Louis University with The Intellectual Humility Project directed by Eleonore Stump and John Greco. And during the 2013-2014 year I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion.