Associate Professor (Saint Michael's College)
I'm an associate professor at Saint Michael's College, a Catholic liberal arts college just outside of Burlington, Vermont. At SMC, I teach introductory and advanced courses in philosophy of mind, neuroscience/neuroethics, feminist philosophy, logic, philosophy of science (and technology), and environmental philosophy, among other areas, and serve related interdisciplinary programs. These courses are primarily analytic in their style and content, but I make a point of incorporating texts from the rich and robust histories. I believe philosophic education ought to liberate students and support democracies, and I'm seeking better ways to achieve these ends.
My current research aims at truths about the metaphysics of mind as well as truths about the nature of forgiveness. More specifically, I'm interested in the normative aspects of neuroanatomy and neuroimaging techniques, as well as the value of memory and its role in acts of forgiveness.