CV, Plus Bonus Thoughts on Teaching and Research

Feel welcome to look at my CV, as well as my thoughts on teaching and research. (Not surprisingly, as a philosopher I have views on most things.)

 
 
Pitt's Cathedral of Learning. A building--I work here.

Pitt's Cathedral of Learning. A building--I work here.

CV

I am currently an instructor in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I will start as a visiting fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science in the fall.


Research Statement

The majority of my work has focused on advancing our understanding of understanding (and explanation). I've also branched out some into the realms of transformative experience and a bit of value theory.  I'm constantly on the lookout for new avenues of research--my current project/toy is trying to link up understanding with information theory.

Learning of Cathedral. A book--I read here.

Learning of Cathedral. A book--I read here.


Cathedral of Notre Dame. Another building--I have no connection to this one, but really enjoyed Victor Hugo.

Cathedral of Notre Dame. Another building--I have no connection to this one, but really enjoyed Victor Hugo.

Teaching Portfolio

Ohio State philosophy prides itself on graduate student teaching, and so I have experience teaching my own classes. I have also been entrusted with classes here at the University of Pittsburgh. (I'm currently at 20 classes taught as instructor of record, with at least two more scheduled.) Getting students to love philosophy is almost certainly the best part of my job.