I have long been fascinated by creativity. Much of my current work explores what creativity is and why it matters. This work spans several philosophical areas, including the philosophy of science, epistemology, the philosophy of artificial intelligence, and aesthetics. I am especially interested in what the emergence of powerful artificial intelligence exposes about the nature and value of creativity. 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 am a proud Tar Heel, having 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.