Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology. My work focuses on conceptual and methodological problems in the science of animal minds and their implications for the treatment of nonhuman animals.
At the moment, I am working on several projects, including a project on the nature of scientific experimentation; another on the implications of invertebrate cognition research for the study of mind and the nature of morality (tentatively titled, Minds Without Spines); and an ongoing investigation of simplicity preferences in science.
I received my Ph.D. from Boston University in 2014 under the supervision of Alisa Bokulich and Colin Allen (Pittsburgh), following which I held the McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) Program at Washington University in St. Louis and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, I was a Visiting Fellow in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Northeastern University.