Department of Philosophy
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St. Louis, MO 63108
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2008
Dissertation: Focusing Respect on Creatures
M.A., Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
Thesis: Kant’s Pets: Kantian Ethics and the Humane Treatment of
B.A., Philosophy and Religion (Double Major), With Honors in Philosophy and
Highest Distinction, University of Iowa, 2001 (Phi Beta Kappa, 2000)
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University, 2008-
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Bioethics, Applied Ethics,
Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Law
UNC Future Faculty Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2005
James Rachels Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September
Henry Horace Williams Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 2001-May 2002
“The Objects of Respect”, Environmental Ethics, forthcoming.
"An Agent-Centered Account of Rightness: The Importance of a Good Attitude", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, forthcoming.
"Good Eats", Between the Species, 17 (1): 53-73 (2014).
"Brain-Damaged Babies and Brain-Damaged Kittens: A Reexamination of the Argument from Marginal Cases", Journal of Animal Ethics 4 (1): 58-73 (2014).
"Doing Without Rights", in Animal Rights and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy (Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley, eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International (forthcoming 2014).
PUBLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW
“Focusing Respect on Creatures”
“Problems With Identifying Two Kinds of Respect”
Focusing Respect on Creatures (book proposal under review)
Review of Jens Timmermann (ed.), Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2010.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
“Forgiving and Forgetting”
The Importance of a Good Attitude
Comments on Joseph Spino’s “Character and Cross-Situational Consistency”. Delivered at the Illinois Philosophical Association Meeting, November 2013.
“The Importance of a Good Attitude”. Delivered at the Northwest Philosophy Conference, Pacific University, October 2013.
Comments on Mylan Engel’s “A Conditional Proof of Animal Rights”. Delivered at the Illinois Philosophical Association Meeting, November 2012.
“What’s Wrong With Speciesism?” Invited Talk, Purdue University, September 2012.
Comments on John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan S. Masur’s “Welfare as Happiness”. Delivered at the Happiness, Law, and Philosophy Conference, Saint Louis University, May 2011.
“What’s Wrong With Speciesism?” Delivered at the Central Meeting of the APA, April 2011.
Comments on Neera Badhwar’s “Autonomy as a Moral Virtue.” Delivered at the RoME Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2010.
“Focusing Respect on Creatures.” Delivered at the UK Kant Society Conference, University of Lancaster, August 2009.
Comments on Marcy Latta’s “Kant’s Problem Regarding Others.” Delivered at the Pacific Meeting of the APA, April 2009.
“The Objects of Respect.” Delivered at the Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, March 2008.
“The Objects of Respect.” Delivered at the Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, February 2008.
“The Objects of Respect.” Delivered at the Department of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, February 2008.
“Problems with Identifying Two Kinds of Respect.” Delivered at the University of Iowa Graduate Philosophical Society’s Third Annual Graduate Conference, April 2007.
Saint Louis University:
Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality (Linked with Intro to Law)
Ethics (SLU Inquiry)
Philosophy of Law
Topics and Movements in Contemporary Philosophy
Seminar in Advanced Ethics: Consequentialism
Seminar in Advanced Ethics: Virtue Ethics
Senior Inquiry (Senior Capstone Projects)
Independent Study (Animal Ethics Readings)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Full Responsibility: Main Problems in Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Great Works in Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics
Governor’s School East (NC Summer Program for Gifted High School Students):
Area II (Philosophy) Instructor, June-July 2002
DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Henle Committe, Saint Louis University (2012)
Pre-Law Advisory Committee, Saint Louis University (2009- )
The Parr Center for Ethics, Graduate Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill (2005-2008)
Grievance Committee, Philosophy Department, UNC-Chapel Hill (2006-2008)
American Philosophical Association