I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University Firelands College. My research focuses on several topics in the philosophy of science, social ontology, and metaphilosophy. I am particularly interested in questions concerning the status of natural kinds in the social sciences, the metaphysics of gender and race, expertise, experimental philosophy, analogical cognition, and conceptual engineering.
Recent publications include "In Defense of Armchair Expertise," in Theoria, "Why the Empirical Study of Non-Philosophical Expertise does not Undermine the Status of Philosophical Expertise," in Erkenntnis, "Real Kinds in Real Time: On Responsible Social Modeling," in The Monist, "A Unified Account of General Learning Mechanisms and Theory-of-Mind Development" in Mind and Language, “Gender is a Natural Kind with a Historical Essence,” in Ethics, and "Children and Added Sugar: The Case for Restriction," in the Journal of Applied Philosophy.
I live with my family in wonderful Lakewood Ohio. I am humbled by my six-year-old son, who often beats me at Cribbage, and my three-year-old daughter, who is more inventive and skilled at building magnatile structures than I could ever hope to be (and who has become a fierce challenger at Carcassonne).
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