I am a new Assistant Professor at SUNY Geneseo in Philosophy and Women's Studies as of Fall 2014. My main academic interests focus on ethics, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and gender & sexuality. My current research interests are focused in ethics, bioethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and gender and sexuality. I have published on the idea of ethical progress, ethical objectivity, second-personal respect and feminist philosophy, and feminist theory and women's physicality.
Prior to coming to Geneseo I was an Instructor at Bowling Green State University and Postdoc at the Center for Ethics in Public Life and Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. At the Center for Ethics in Public Life I worked with the graduate and undergraduate fellows of the Center and advised the Michigan Ethics Bowl Team.
I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in summer 2010 with a dissertation that offered an account of ethical progress, deliberation, and objectivity in terms of resolving problems. In addition, at Michigan I also worked with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching as a Graduate Teaching Consultant and I continue to be very interested in faculty development.
As an undergraduate I attended Lafayette College where I majored in philosophy and women's studies. At Lafayette I wrote my senior thesis on egalitarianism and worked on an oral history project with the College Archives documenting Lafayette's transition to coeducation. I was the first person in my family to obtain a 4 year college degree and as I left Lafayette (in 2004) I won a Javits Fellowship to attend graduate school.