I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kansas State University.
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 with my wife, Tara and our daughter, Olivia. My hobbies include cooking (especially Mexican food), playing board games, running, video editing (check out my philosophy of science "course trailer" on my teaching page), and playing and learning with Olivia. She likes to pretend, make art, read, learn about space, teach us about the ocean (thanks Octanauts!) and create board games (including Rainbow House, Magic Tempers, and, my personal favorite, Islands of Lava).
I recently discovered that Kant is my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-philosophical-grandfather.