In fall 2015, I am starting a new job as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, after spending two years as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH and one year at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
I earned my PhD and MA in Philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle and my BA in Philosophy from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
My research interests are mainly in the areas of moral psychology, ethics more broadly construed, and feminist philosophy. I am particularly interested in the morality of emotions and of interpersonal relationships, especially friendships, and our moral responsibility for things other than actions.
I regularly teach courses in normative ethical theory, environmental ethics, and biomedical ethics. Somewhat less regularly, I have taught feminist philosophies and philosophy of mind. Recently, I enjoyed teaching a class in logic & critical thinking.
In addition to academic philosophy, I am curious and passionate about many different things. I love reading about a wide variety of subjects, traveling to places near and far, trying new (to me) vegetarian foods, swimming in pools and oceans, learning languages, and doing just about anything relating to the arts. For instance, you can see part of one of my paintings on this page.
For more information about the academic parts of my life, please explore the pages accessible via the menu bar above.