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Below you'll find an abridged CV. You can view a pdf of the full version here.


Fall 2014 - present
State University of New York at Buffalo
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

June - Dec 2015
The Australian National University
Research Associate, School of Philosophy


2014 - Ph.D. in Philosophy, Brown University
Dissertation: What to do: Practical reason and the limits of ability
Committee: James Dreier (principal), David Estlund, Nomy Arpaly,
Julia Driver

2007 - B.A. in Philosophy with Honors, Minor in Mathematics
University of Chicago


What We Ought and What We Can, 2019

Art and Philosophy, co-edited with Christy Mag Uidhir (under contract with Oxford University Press, est. 2020)

Selected Papers

(Official versions are linked below. See abstracts and pre-prints under Research.)

"Matilal's Metaethics" (co-authored with Nicolas Bommarito), in Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality, Routledge, 2019

"The Culpable Inability Problem for Synchronic and Diachronic 'Ought Implies Can'", Journal of Moral Philosophy, 2019

"The Amoralist and the Anaesthetic", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2018

"'Ought Implies Can': Not So Pragmatic After All", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2018

"The Virtue of Subtlety and the Vice of a Heavy Hand", The British Journal of Aesthetics, 2017

"Actions That We Ought, But Can't", Ratio, 2014

Teaching [see also Teaching]

- PHI 107, Introduction to Ethics
- PHI 301, Writing Philosophy
- PHI 335, Contemporary Ethical Theory
- PHI 345, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
- PHI 489/579, Special Topics in Ethics: Metaethics
- PHI 579, Special Topics in Ethics: 'Ought' Implies 'Can'
- PHI 579, Special Topics in Ethics: Practical Reason
- PHI 579, Special Topics in Ethics: Expressivism (co-taught with David Braun)