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Education

  • Ph.D.  Philosophy, Syracuse University (May, 2015)
  • B.A.    Philosophy, George Mason University, (May, 2006 Magna Cum Laude)

Area of Specialization

  •  Ethics, Applied Ethics (esp. Bioethics)

Areas of Competence

  •  Social & Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics

Dissertation

  •  A Defense of Formal Contractualism
    • Committee: Ken Baynes (adviser), Ben Bradley, Hille Paakkunainen, Kate Manne, David Sobel

Awards

  • Syracuse Summer Research Grant (2014 & 2011)
  • GMU ‘Graduates of the Last Decade’ Award (2010)
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (2007-2008)

Employment

  • 2017 — Present
    • Assistant Professor (TT), Gulf Coast State College
  • 2016 – 2017
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University
  • 2015 – 2016
    • Part-Time Instructor, Syracuse University
    • Adjunct Instructor, Le Moyne College
  • 2011 – 2014
    • Teaching Associate, Syracuse University
    • Adjunct Instructor, Le Moyne College
    • Adjunct Instructor, Bryant and Stratton College
  • 2008 – 2010
    • Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University

Courses Taught

  • Gulf Coast State College (7/6 teaching load, 18/19 academic year)
    • PHI 2600: Ethics
    • PHI 2010: Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHI 2620: Environmental Ethics
  • Florida State University
    • PHI 2630: Ethical Issues and Life Choices
  • New Mexico State University
    • PHI 320: Social and Political Philosophy
    • PHI 100: Philosophy Law and Ethics
    • PHI 101: The Art of Wondering
    • PHI 321: Biomedical Ethics
  • Syracuse University
    • PHI 192: Introduction to Moral Theory
    • PHI 175: Introduction to Political and Social Theory
    • PHI 191: Ethics and Contemporary Issues (TA for Laurence Thomas)
    • PHI 293: Ethics and the Media Professions (TA for Paul Prescott)
  • Le Moyne College
    • PHIL 210: Moral Theo
  • Bryant & Stratton College
    • PHI 250: Practices in Analytic Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Publications

  • “The Common Rule’s “Reasonable Person” Standard for Informed Consent” (with Jacob Greenblum) Bioethics,  (forthcoming)
  • “Toward a Functionalist Account of Blame” Southwest Philosophical Studies (2018)

Presentations

  • “Defending Formal Contractualism”
    • APA Central Division (Forthcoming Feburary, 2019)
    • Florida Philosophical Association (2017)
  • Toward a Functionalist Account of Blame”
    • New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society (2017)
  • “Blame, Obligation and Dignity: How to Establish Second-Personal Authority”
    • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress  (2015)
    • Northwest Philosophy Conference (2014)
    • Indiana Philosophical Association (2014)
    • U. ABD Workshop (2014)
  • “Explaining Moral Normativity: Moral Criticism and the Wrong Kind of Reasons”
    • UGA Phil. Graduate Conference (2013)
    • Gonzaga Phil. Graduate Conference (2013)
  • “Anticipating Overlapping Consensus: Why Rawls’s Method of Justification Requires Discourse.”
    • U. Working Papers Workshop (2011)
    • WMU Phil. Graduate Conference (2011)
  • Comments on Irwin Chan’s “‘And You, Brutus?’: Blame in Personal Relationships”
    • New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society (2017)
  • Comments on George Tsai’s “Expressives as Oppressive Speech”
    • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (2015)
  • Comments on Amy Massoud’s “Supererogation and Constitutivism”
    • U. ABD Workshop (2012)

Service

  • Faculty Adviser:
    • GCSC Center for Inquiry Club (2017 — Present)
    • GCSC Philosophy Club (2017-2018)
  • Division Representative:
    • Civic Engagement Committee (2017-Present, GCSC)
    • Technology Standards Committee (2017-Present, GCSC)
  • ABD Workshop co-organizer  (2011-2012, Syracuse University)

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers

References

Wes Kenne

  • Associate Professor of Psychology / Social Sciences Division Chair; Gulf Coast State College, (805) 872-3826 ext. 3826; wkeene@gulfcoast.edu

Timothy Cleveland

  • Professor of Philosophy; New Mexico State University; 575-646-4444; tclevela@nmsu.edu

Ken Baynes

  • Professor of Philosophy; Syracuse University; 315-443-8976; krbaynes@syr.edu

Hille Paakkunainen

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Syracuse University; 315-443-5827; hpaakkun@syr.edu

Ben Bradley

  • Allan and Anita Sutton Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair; Syracuse University; (315) 443-5813; wbradley@syr.edu