I became an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ball State University in Muncie, IN in 2015, 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.
Before that, I earned my PhD and MA in Philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and my BA in Philosophy from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Even after years away from the Northwest, I do still miss the gray skies and many green, green trees.
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 (including attitudes, desires, character traits, and even concepts).
I regularly teach courses in ethical theory, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and of course, general introductions to philosophy. Less regularly, I have taught courses about justice, emotions and moral responsibility, partiality in ethics, feminist philosophies, philosophy of mind, and logic & critical thinking.
In addition to 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) vegan foods, swimming in pools and oceans, volunteer work of various kinds, 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.