I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Indianapolis. I received my Ph.D in philosophy in 2016 at the University of Missouri. I am currently teaching general introduction to philosophy, medical ethics and an ethics & science class here at UIndy.
My research interests are in Philosophy of Disability (specifically autism and neurodiversity), Metaethics (sometimes called Metanormativity), Moral Psychology and Experimental Philosophy. I have a variety of secondary interests, including Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Psychology, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Human Nature, and Metaphysics. My most recent paper (with David Beversdorf) “A Dilemma for Neurodiversity” has been published in Neuroethics in 2020. I also have a chapter on neurodiversity in a recently-published bioethics handbook by Rowman & Littlefield. My research has also been featured in Psychology Today.
My teaching experience is primarily in ethics and logic, and my research focuses on foundational questions concerning ethical thought and practice. I take my work to be part of an extended dialogue and investigation into morality and human nature, going back to Plato’s Republic.