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...
My recent paper on the reasonable person standard in the law is now available online in Criminal Law & Philosophy.
I'll be talking about "Interminable Blame" at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress in August.
In October, I'm fortunate enough to get to return to my alma mater, the University of Virginia, to talk about "Blaming Notwithstanding".
In November, I'll be explaining my "Skepticism about the Standing to Blame" at the New Orleans Workshop for Agency & Responsibility.
I've been working on moral responsibility and mental illness with my colleague Josh May. We're planning a workshop at UAB in March 2018, and just had our paper on the subject accepted at Neuroethics.