About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. You can follow our wonderful department on Instagram: @UABPhilosophy.

My primary research interests are in the philosophy of science, particularly regarding explanation, discovery, and creativity. I'm currently working on two projects: one on creativity and one on computer simulation. You can find more information by visiting my research page.

Before coming to UAB, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Calvin University (formerly Calvin College). In 2017-2018, I was a McDonnell Post-doctoral Fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

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. Before that, I was the 2010-2011 Davies-Jackson M.Phil Scholar at St. John's College, Cambridge. Before that, I received my B.A. from the College of Wooster.

I grew up in Gustavus, Ohio, where I learned to love open horizons and roller coasters. I spend most of my time with my partner Keshav Singh, who is also a philosopher, and my dog Frisbee (pictured), who is the very best boy.