You’ve reached Beau Branson’s home page. Welcome.
I’m currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brescia University in Kentucky. My Ph.D (2014) was completed at the University of Notre Dame, directed by Richard Cross, where I specialized in Philosophical Theology, Metaphysics, and Ancient and Hellenistic Philosophy. (My dissertation, The Logical Problem of the Trinity, can be found on my Research page.)
My research focuses on the philosophy of the early Church Fathers. By bringing the rigor of contemporary logic and analytic metaphysics to bear on deep historical questions in patristics scholarship, I hope to show how both analytic theology and historical theology can benefit from a deeper engagement with one another.
In keeping with my research, my teaching focuses on building both critical thinking skills and close reading skills. Despite philosophy’s reputation as impractical, these are two of the most valuable, and most highly transferrable, skills any student can take into any future career.
You can click on the navigation menu to find more information on my research, teaching, and other projects.
If you would like to contact me, you’ll find a contact page in the navigation menu as well.
Current students can find links to resources for courses as well, including syllabi, assignments, and class notes.