Editorial Board

Brian Kemple | Executive Editor

kemple-photoSBrian Kemple received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, TX in 2016. Since then, he has written two scholarly monographs (Ens Primum Cognitum in Thomas Aquinas and the Tradition, and The Intersection of Semiotics and Phenomenology: Peirce and Heidegger in Dialogue) as well as an Introduction to Philosophical Principles and Linguistic Signification: A Classical and Semiotic Course in Grammar & Composition.  He is the author of many articles, both scholarly and popular, and after teaching for several years at the college level, as well as privately consulting (cp-insight.com), Dr. Kemple founded the Lyceum Institute, where he currently serves as Executive Director.  Dr. Kemple’s work focuses on theories of knowledge, semiotics, and metaphysics.

John H. Boyer | Editor

boyerJohn H. Boyer is a Doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, where he has also taught philosophy since 2013. His dissertation develops an Aristotelian theory of scientific explanation based on the role of the four causes in scientific inquiry. Mr. Boyer’s research focuses primarily on neo-Aristotelian philosophy of science and philosophy of nature.

Austin Choate | Editor

ychocOriginally from Dallas, Texas, Austin Choate attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his BA in philosophy, religious studies, and great books in 2013. He then earned an MA in philosophy from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in 2015. Currently, he is writing his doctoral thesis in theology at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge. He has many research interests, including patristics, semiotics, philosophy, and anthropology.

Francisco E. Plaza | Editor


Francisco E. Plaza received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, TX in 2021. His dissertation work centered on Jacques Maritain’s philosophy of culture, and how it applies to contemporary political concerns. He has also written several other works on Maritain’s philosophy. For instance, in 2019, his article “Maritain’s Philosophy of Culture: A Bridge between Metaphysics and Politics” was published by the American Maritain Association in “In Search for Harmony.” Also, in 2017, his article “Subjectivity and the Prise de Conscience in Jacques Maritain” was published by the American Maritain Association in “Engaging the Times.” Dr. Plaza focuses primarily on political theory, ethics, and Catholic culture.

Daniel C. Wagner | Editor

WagnerOBDaniel C. Wagner is Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, TX, in 2018. His research focuses on the Philosophy of Nature and Science, Philosophical Anthropology, and Ethics in Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas (Dissertation: φύσις καί τὸ ἀνθρώπινον ἀγαθὸν: The Aristotelian Foundations of the Human Good), and on the synthetic development of Aristotelian and Thomistic philosophy with Phenomenology (“Penitential Method as Phenomenological: The Penitential ἐποχή,” and “On the Foundational Compatibility of Phenomenology & Thomism,” in Studia Gilsoniana). With John P. Hittinger, he co-edited Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity (London, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).