A tenure-track faculty member at Rend Lake College (Illinois, USA) where he teaches Philosophy. Jared received his PhD in 2018 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, writing a dissertation on Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms and the idea of the personal. His research interests are in Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Culture, German Idealism, Process Philosophy, and American Pragmatism. He is an editor for the journals Dewey Studies and Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture. His current project is an edited volume to be reviewed by SUNY press entitled The Cultural Power of Personal Objects: Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives.