Assistant Professor of Philosophy
PhD with Distinction: Philosophy, Georgetown University
Graduate Certificate: Cognitive Science, Rutgers University
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude): Philosophy and Classics, Saint Peter's College
Awards and Distinctions:
- University Fellow, Georgetown University 2004-09
- Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University, 2006-07
- Researcher, Visual Attention Lab, Rutgers University, 2007-08
Outside philosophy and cognitive science, I'm interested in 20th century American and European music, especially rap and post-punk; I really (really) enjoy contemporary American fiction (esp. David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, and Thomas Pynchon); and I spend a lot of time playing soccer and jumping rope. I delight in kids and animals; I'd like to learn ballet.
"Teaching philosophy is, first of all, getting students to care about thinking well. After that, they teach themselves."