I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at Kansas State University, and an invited member of the AHRC funded International Networking Grant on Higher-Order Evidence in aesthetics, epistemology, and ethics. I will also be participating in the new Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project.
Last year I was a fellow in the Peer Review of Teaching Program in Kansas State University's Center for Teaching and Learning.
I earned my PhD in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While completing my dissertation, I was on fellowship at Saint Louis University, participating in the Intellectual Humility Project hosted by their philosophy department.
My research interests mostly concern epistemology and normative matters. I'm also interested in thinking about religion, science, and politics as social phenomena.
I live in Manhattan, KS with my wife, Tara -- a Kansas native herself -- and our daughter, Olivia. My hobbies include cooking (especially Mexican food), playing board games, running, and playing and learning with Olivia. She likes to pretend (she's more frequently a book or show character than she is Olivia!), make art, read, and learn about space.
I recently discovered that Kant is my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-philosophical-grandfather.