Gregory is an author, essayist, teacher, real estate professional, and social philosopher with a diverse and international background.
Originally from New York City (Howard Beach), Gregory left the Big Apple in 1987 for Franciscan University in Ohio. After graduating in 1990, he spent most of the 1990s in Europe, first working on his master's degree in Liechtenstein and then his doctorate and university teaching in Ireland.
He remains engaged in scholarly projects focused on transformations in Western culture in the post-modern, post-Christian, and post-secular age.
A committed minimalist, he is also a lover of all things Irish and English.
For the past 28 years, Gregory has called Grand Rapids, Michigan, home.
Grand Rapids is Pure Michigan's second-largest city. It sits about 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan. The city's past is tied to furniture making, while its present and future are deeply connected to its vibrant arts communities.
As a community synergist, Gregory's passion for bringing people together shapes his professional and personal activities – including his work in real estate sales, teaching, and writing.
You can find Gregory engaged in various community projects, including Fair Housing and LGBT Civil Rights, gathering friends for meals, and discussing various topics into the night.
Steubenville, Ohio (1987-1990)
BA in Theology, Philosophy, and Political Science
Franciscan is a vibrant Catholic liberal arts university in Eastern Ohio.
International Academy of Philosophy
Schaan, Liechtenstein (1991-1992)
M.Phil in Philosophy and Political Economy
The Academy was an academic center focused on contemporary continental philosophy, including personalism and phenomenology.
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (1992-1996)
Ph.D. in Philosophy
The degree was awarded through the Loyola Institute, a Jesuit academic institute affiliated with Trinity College. Doctoral research focused on social philosophy and political economy.
Learn more about Gregory's academic background and interests.
Grand Rapids, MI 2014 - Present
Real Estate Sales & Advising
MILicense.net Real Estate School
Grand Rapids, MI 2016 - Present
Real Estate Licensing Instructor
Freelance Digital Copywriting
Grand Rapids, MI 1999 – Present
(Principal) Freelance & Contract Digital Copywriting / Editing
Ada, MI 2004 – 2014
Web Editor - UI/UX Core Team
Summit Training Source
Grand Rapids, MI 1999 - 2004
Strategic Communications Director
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 1996 - 1998
Dublin, Ireland 1992 – 1999
University Lecturer of Philosophy
All Hallows College
Dublin, Ireland 1994 - 1996
Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy
Spiritual Naturalist Society
Executive Director 2022 - Present
The Westar Institute
Affiliated Scholar 2017 - Present
The Oran Mor Institute
Founder 2018 - Present
Digital Communication Certificate
PRSA - 2018
Social Media Marketing Certificate
HubSpot Academy - 2017
Verified Copywriting Specialist
American Writers & Artists Institute - 2016
Human Factors International - 2014
Mediabistro, New York - 2013
Michigan State University - 2012
eMarketing Association - 2007
Deeply influenced by his Irish and English ancestry and his years living in Dublin, Gregory engages in continual learning about Irish and British culture and history.
Gregory takes occasional courses with the University of Galway’s Irish Studies program.
He's a member of the American Irish Historical Society, the Irish American Cultural Institute, The Celtic League, and the Cornwall Cultural Association.
Ireland is known as the land of Saints, Poets, and Scholars.
In terms of Irish literature, Gregory gravitates toward Oscar Wilde, Padraig O'Tuama, and John Moriarty.
As for music, no one compares to the inimitable Van Morrison, as well as Everything But the Girl.
A lover of poetry, Gregory particularly appreciates W.H. Auden, Paul Durcan, and Cathal O’Sharkey. Gregory is a member of the W.H. Auden Society.
He is also an admirer of the painting of Henry Scott Tuke, Connor Mcguire, and The Group of Seven.
In terms of Irish-English films, the following are favorites: Bedrooms & Hallways, Love Actually, Maurice, God's Own Country, Beautiful Thing, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
As for Irish-British television, there are countless shows to mention, but among the best are Absolutely Fabulous, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Queer As Folk, Victoria, The Crown, Derry Girls, and Heartstopper.