I’m a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Florida State University. My research interests include ethical theory and moral psychology (broadly construed). I am especially interested in whether empirical evidence from psychology raises certain challenges to various philosophical accounts of character, right action, and moral responsibility.
My empirically-informed approach to moral psychological research is also employed in my teaching methods. There is a vast amount of empirical literature on the best pedagogical strategies for helping students get the most out of a course, and I take these findings as a helpful starting point in designing academic courses. I take evidence-based pedagogy as offering prima facie support for particular course policies.
I plan on receiving my PhD from Florida State University in May 2020.
I received my BA from Northern Michigan University, and my MA from Texas Tech University.
Lecturer, Florida State University Department of Philosophy, Spring 2019-Present
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