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

My new paper on the attentional nature of blame and cases of meddling and hypocrisy is now forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

In April, Iā€™m headed to West Virginia University to give a talk and speak to Daniel Millerā€™s class about negligence.