Where I'm from...

I grew up just outside Washington, D.C., in the sprawling environs of Northern Virginia. Raised on a healthy diet of video games and science fiction movies, my contemplative nature pushed me to get serious about exploring the philosophical questions in life. I attended the University of Virginia, studying philosophy and politics (and graduating with highest distinction), while being a part-time improv comedian. Then, I got really serious about philosophy, moving to the other side of Washington, D.C. to earn my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Where I've worked...

I've been fortunate to work with many wonderful colleagues in different departments across the US. Prior to my current position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, I braved a Minnesota winter at Carleton College, the football season at Virginia Tech, and 2012's March madness with the Bonnies at St. Bonaventure University. In my previous position, I shared elevator cars with movie stars as a postdoctoral fellow in the Law and Philosophy program at UCLA School of Law.


Where I'm going...

I've been working on moral responsibility and mental illness with my colleague Josh May. We recently published a paper in Neuroethics and are currently putting together an edited volume on the subject.

I recently talked to KNVC radio about ethics and moral reasoning.

In September, I spoke to New Horizons at UAB about some legal implications of emerging technologies.

In November, I get to talk to the Haddin Arts & Science Forum about the ethics of hypocrisy.