I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's & Gender Studies at SUNY Geneseo. My main academic interests include 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 and my specific projects (present and past) include: abortion, pregnancy loss, and fetal status; reproductive ethics and queer families; ethical progress and objectivity; moral 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 a Postdoc at the Center for Ethics in Public Life and Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 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 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.