About

I am an associate professor in the philosophy department at DePauw University. Before that I was a graduate student at UMass, Amherst, and an undergraduate at Washington State University. I also studied briefly as an undergraduate at the University of Reading.

My research interests are in epistemology and formal epistemology. I am particularly interested in epistemic utility theory and epistemic consequentialism more generally. The basic idea is that we can understand what it is right to believe in terms of what beliefs are conducive to epistemic value, such as accuracy. Recently, I’ve been thinking about what this kind of view implies about trading off individual accuracy for group accuracy.

I regularly teach classes in logic, epistemology, and the philosophy of science.

I am also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.