I am currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The College of New Jersey. Previously, I was the Sutton Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University. Most of my teaching and research interests involve normativity. My full CV includes more details.
PhD in Philosophy, 2014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA in Philosophy, 2008
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BA in Philosophy & Classics, 2006
University of Pittsburgh
I’m broadly interested in ethics and epistemology and in how to put insights from ethics and epistemology to work in applied ethics and in aesthetics.
My PhilPapers profile includes abstracts and links to PDFs of my published work. The links below go to the PhilPapers entries for my publications.
Patient Preference Predictors and the Problem of Naked Statistical Evidence. Journal of Medical Ethics.
Consequentialism & Moral Worth. Utilitas.
Rational Coherence in Environmental Policy: Paris, Montreal, and Kigali. Ethics, Policy, & Environment.
Two Problems for Accepting as Intending. Ethics. 128 (3):626-641. 2018.
In Defense of Comic Pluralism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 20 (2):375-392. 2017.
A Partial Defense of Permissivism. Ratio 30 (1):57-71. 2017.
Checking the Neighborhood: A Reply to DiPaolo & Behrends on Promotion. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. 2016.
Fairness and the Strengths of Agents’ Claims. Utilitas 28 (3):347-360. 2016.
How You Can Reasonably Form Expectations When You’Re Expecting. Res Philosophica 92 (2):1-12. 2015.
On Durant Drake’s ‘May Belief Outstrip Evidence?’. Ethics 125 (2):536-539. 2015.
Problems for Pure Probabilism About Promotion (and a Disjunctive Alternative). Philosophical Studies 172 (5):1371-1386. 2015.
Reasons and Promotion. Philosophical Issues: A Supplement to Noûs 25 (1):98-122. 2015.
Reasons Wrong and Right. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 (2):371-399. 2015.
Nothing but the Evidential Considerations? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (2):1-19. 2015.
Schroeder on the Wrong Kind of Reasons Problem for Attitudes. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 7:1-8. 2013.
In Edited Volumes:
A list of courses taught, past, present, and future. For a full teaching portfolio, including syllabi, a statement on pedagogy, and student/peer evaluations, please contact me.
Present Teaching (current students can visit Canvas @ TCNJ for information):
Past Teaching (repeated courses excluded from this list; see CV for full details):