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. In the fall I will be teaching Phil 136 Medicine and Morality, WMST 220 Gender and Sexuality, and INDT 105 Writing Seminar: Feminist Perspectives on Pornography. My current research projects are focused in ethics, bioethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and women's and sexuality studies. 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 at the University of Michigan. At the Center for Ethics in Public Life my duties included planning Center-related events, working with the graduate and undergraduate fellows of the Center as well as the Michigan Ethics Bowl Team, and teaching in the Philosophy Department and Public Policy School.
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.