About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College.

My primary research interests are in the philosophy of science. My work explores how the growing reliance on computer simulations challenges traditional conceptions of the scientific method. I argue that scientists employ simulations to explain, confirm, and generate new hypotheses in ways that are largely impracticable with laboratory and field experiments. 

I received my Ph.D from the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I worked with Marc Lange, Matt Kotzen, and John Roberts

In 2010-2011, I was the Davies-Jackson M.Phil Scholar at St. John's College, Cambridge.

In 2017-2018, I was a McDonnell Post-doctoral Fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Wash U.

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