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Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Law and Philosophy Fellow
UCLA 2012-2014
Visiting Assistant Professor
St. Bonaventure University
Visiting Assistant Professor Virginia Tech
Visiting Assistant Professor Carleton College
Winter-Spring 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Maryland-College Park


Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park (2008)
M.A., University of Maryland-College Park (2005)
B.A., University of Virginia (2002)

Journal Articles

  1. "Skepticism About the Standing to Blame." Oxfords Studies in Agency and Responsibility. (forthcoming pending review)
  2. "Moral Responsibility and Mental Disorder," w/ Josh May. Neuroethics 11: 11-22 (2018).
  3. "Against Personifying the Reasonable Person." Criminal Law & Philosophy 11: 723-732 (2017).
  4. “Manipulation Arguments and the Moral Standing to Blame.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 9: 1-20 (2015).
  5. “Traction without Tracing: A (Partial) Solution for Control-Based Accounts of Moral Responsibility.” European Journal of Philosophy 22: 463-482 (2014).
  6. “Two Faces of Desert.” Philosophical Studies 169: 401-424 (2014).
  7. “The Problem with Manipulation.” Ethics 124: 65-83 (2013).
  8. “Moral Responsibility and Merit.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 6: 1-17 (2012).
  9. “Moral Responsibility and Consciousness,” w/ Peter Carruthers. Journal of Moral Philosophy 9: 200-228 (2012)
  10. “The Problem with Negligence.” Social Theory and Practice 35: 577-595 (2009).


Book Chapters

  1. "Responsibility and Consciousness," w/ Peter Carruthers. In D. Nelkin and D. Pereboom (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. (forthcoming)
  2. “Tracing the Epistemic Condition.” In P. Robichaud and J.W. Wieland (Eds.), Responsibility: The Epistemic Dimension. Oxford University Press. (2017)
  3. “Ethics and Action.” In E. Craig (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge (2015).
  4. “Praising and Blaming,” with Mark van Roojen, in Speech Actions, ed. Sbisá and Turner. Mouton de Gruyter: 467-501 (2013).


Recent Talks

  1. "Skepticism About the Standing to Blame," New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, November 2017.
  2. "Blaming Notwithstanding," University of Virginia, October 2017.
  3. "Interminable Blame," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. University of Colorado-Boulder, August 2017.
  4. “Letting Things Slide”, Moral Failure and Pathways to Recovery. University of South Alabama, June 2017.
  5. "Responsibility and Sanction." Author Meets Critics for Karin Boxer’s Rethinking Responsibility. Pacific APA, April 2016.
  6. “Epistemic Tracing.” Responsibility – The Epistemic Dimension Workshop. VU University Amsterdam, May 2015.
  7. "Interminable Blame." Alabama Philosophical Society, October 2015.
  8. “Interminable Blame.” University of Mississippi, November 2014.
  9. “Building Character.” Alabama Philosophical Society, October 2014.
  10. “Standing and Blaming.” Yale University, October 2014.
  11. “Building Character.” (poster) Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. University of Colorado-Boulder, August 2014.
  12. “Standing and Blaming.” UCLA Legal Theory Workshop, October 2013.
  13. “Manipulating Moral Standing.” University of California-Santa Barbara, May 2013.
  14. “Interminable Blame.” University of California-Irvine, April 2013.
  15. “Interminable Blame.” Keynote address, UCLA Law and Philosophy Graduate Conference, April 2013.
  16. “Symmetry and Responsibility.” University of California-Riverside, January 2013.
  17. “Interminable Blame.” University of Arizona, October 2012.