Welcome!

Welcome to my personal webpage. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University where I teach mostly introductory, general education courses in Philosophy, Ethics, and Logic.

Before coming to GVSU, I was a PhD student at the University of California, Davis. I defended my dissertation, titled "In Defense of a End-Relational Account of Goodness" in the summer of 2014.

My primary research interests are in value theory, working on meta-ethical and normative questions about the nature of goodness. Additionally, I have some projects in moral theory and applied ethics.

As a moral philosopher, one of my main goals in the classroom is to demonstrate to my students that it is possible to think critically about our own moral beliefs, and to engage in thoughtful discussion of those beliefs even with those who disagree with us. I aim to guide my students into becoming more tolerant, engaged, and thoughtful citizens.