Associate Professor (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
I am an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and participated in the NEH Summer Institute “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life” in 2018. 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 in other courses, such as "Death and the Meaning of Life," which I regularly teach. In addition, I enjoy introducing secondary school students to philosophy through various outreach programs. In my free time, I like hiking, gardening, biking, and vegetarian cooking.