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I am currently an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  My research focuses on ethics, including virtue ethics and comparative ethics.  I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where my dissertation was directed by Karl Ameriks & David Solomon.  My B.A. in philosophy is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was also once a Philosophy Ph.D. student and co-authored scientific research articles at the Cystic Fibrosis Center.  I was more recently a fellow in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Twin Cities at the University of Minnesota, where I was video interviewed about my research on virtue ethics and global poverty.