Associate Professor (Ohio State University)
I am an associate professor of philosophy at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. My research focuses on early modern metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and ethics. Many early modern thinkers viewed philosophy as a way of life, and I often make that a course theme when I teach classes on 17th and 18th century philosophy. I also like using the way-of-life approach when teaching other courses, such as "Death and the Meaning of Life," which I designed a few years ago. In addition, I enjoy introducing secondary school students to philosophy through the Ohio State Philosophy and Critical Thinking summer camp as well as through a service-learning course that partners with a local high school. In my free time, I like hiking, gardening, biking, and vegetarian cooking.