I am a recent PhD graduate, Department of Philosophy, University at Albany, State University of New York.

My research focus is at the intersection of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind.  In particular, I am interested in how presumptions about the nature of explanation affect arguments for an explanatory gap.  Post graduation, I hope to continue in both areas, broadening to issues of causation more broadly and of how beliefs about qualia might be affecting discussions of conscious experience.

I am currently employed as an Instructional Consultant, Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership, University at Albany, State University of New York. 
I work with faculty and graduate students to support them in their efforts to be effective teachers.  I also have responsibility for the Teaching Development and Future Faculty Program, which helps graduate students prepare to teach and for jobs in faculty positions after they graduate.

A copy of my current teaching portfolio in PDF format can be found at the bottom of this page.

Kimberly Van Orman,
Sep 23, 2015, 3:30 PM