I am a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA.  I got my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.


I specialize in issues in metaethics and ethical theory.  I am especially interested in challenges to moral realism, particularly those that arise from evolutionary psychology and moral disagreement. My core interests in metaethics have led me to think a fair bit about issues in moral epistemology and philosophy of language, and I maintain a side interest in biomedical ethics, which I teach regularly. For more information about my work, check out my research page.

I love teaching philosophy, and can hardly believe that I get paid to do it. For more on my teaching, see my teaching page.

When I'm not teaching, reading, or writing about philosophy, you might find me running, cross-country skiing, or making music.