About Me

Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, I will be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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. In my free time, I love to train my dog Frisbee (pictured), who is the very best boy.