Bioethicist, Neuroethicist, Philosopher

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Bioethics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology
Michigan Technological University













"Thus the unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude..."



I'm a neuroethicist/bioethicist/philosopher at Michigan Technological University, where I teach ethics and bioethics, and hold down the neuroethics fort in the snowy wilderness of northern Michigan. Prior to my appointment at Tech, I was a Research Fellow in Neuroethics at Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and received my PhD in philosophy from SUNY Albany.


I work mainly on ethical concerns that arise in relation to recent neuroscientific discoveries about disorders of consciousness, and on ethical considerations in sport, particularly sport-related neurotrauma. Lately I've been thinking a lot about facts, unfacts, certainty, and uncertainty in medical ethics.