About Me


I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2015. I am currently an Instructor at Auburn University.

I work primarily in the theory of thought – i.e., roughly speaking, in that part of the metaphysics of mind that treats of propositionally contentful mental states and acts. My research is thus centered in the philosophy of mind, but branches out into metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. My work is also heavily informed by the writings of Aristotle, Kant, Frege, and Wittgenstein. The central aim of my current research project is to say what it is for something to be a thinker, i.e., to have a mind. (For more on this project, see my research page, or listen to a podcast interview.)

I especially enjoy teaching in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy, logic, and modern philosophy. At Auburn, though, I’ve been teaching business ethics. (Syllabi for my recent courses are available on my teaching page.)