I grew up in Dayton, Ohio under the loving care of two Europeans, Nicolas (Greek) and Ida (Irish) Gressis. I went to college at the University of Dayton (1994-1998), then spent a year in Marburg, Germany as a Fulbright Fellow (1998-1999). After that, I enrolled in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's philosophy Ph.D. program, receiving my Ph.D. in 2007. I then got a post-doc at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion, and finally ended up at CSUN in 2008, where I've been ever since.
Non-academically, I enjoy following mixed martial arts, professional wrestling (not a typo), various TV shows, and comedy. I also spend a fair bit of time reading about pedagogy.
Academically, I'm interested in analytic philosophy of religion (especially arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the nature of faith, and the role of religion and religious rituals), free will, the meaning of life, Kant (especially his ethics, anthropology, and philosophy of religion), metaphilosophy (especially the nature and value of philosophy, philosophical expertise, and philosophical progress), and epistemology (especially the epistemology of disagreement, skepticism, and the nature of belief).
M.A. 2007, University of Michigan
Ph.D. 2007, University of Michigan
B.A. 1998, University of Dayton