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ABOUT

I am currently a Ph.D., Candidate in the philosophy department at the University at Albany, SUNY in Albany, NY. In addition to being an adjunct professor at various colleges and universities in upstate New York, I occasionally serve as full-time visiting faculty at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

I completed my B.A. in philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2013 and my M.A. in philosophy at the University at Albany in 2015.

My research interests are in the cognitive sciences and moral psychology.  I am particularly interested in how empirical evidence from the cognitive sciences can (or can't) influence philosophical theory. Most recently I've been working on questions of moral responsibility for implicit biases and other ostensibly non-agential behaviors. 

An important reason why I do what I do is because I love being in a classroom teaching people how to become better thinkers. My approach to teaching is to place students in control of their own learning by using flipped classroom techniques, mastery level models, and other evidence based teaching methods.

When I'm not working I enjoy woodworking, reading mythology and fiction, cooking (especially on the grill), painting, and training my dog Harley Quinn. I am also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and I ride my 2005 Harley Davidson Road King Custom as often as time allows.