I am a Lecturer in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a Visiting Scholar in the philosophy department at UNC Chapel Hill. In Summer 2018, I will be taking up a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. I received my PhD in philosophy from Bowling Green State University in 2012.
About My Work
Much of my research concerns the related roles coincidence plays in metaethics and epistemology. In ethical epistemology, I examine whether and how different metaethical views can accommodate the idea that for us to have ethical knowledge, it must be no coincidence that our ethical beliefs are true. I also examine the parallels between epistemic coincidence and the common claim that moral worth requires the rightness of one’s actions to likewise be no coincidence. Other research lies at the intersection of business ethics and political philosophy, with focuses on property rights and exploitation. I am also engaged in an ongoing collabotrative project examining the relationship between ignorance and moral responsibility.
In addition to my research, I am co-founder of Open Tower, an organization that develops open source technologies in service of a more transparent, inclusive and empowered academy. I am also co-founder of Donation Ethics, a website housing open letters by ethicists and economists who support ethical donation-compensation practices.