This is my second year as assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College. This fall I am teaching Evolution and its Discontents, Ethics, and two sections of Critical Thinking. In the spring of 2015 I will be teaching Contemporary Ethical Issues in Science and Technology, two sections of History and Philosophy of Science (co-taught with Dr. Lawrence Day of the Utica College Physics Department), and Critical Thinking. You can read my professor profile in the Utica College student newspaper here.
I have a PhD in philosophy and an MS in biology, both from Duke University. My most recently publications include “Drift sometimes dominates selection, and vice versa: A reply to Clatterbuck, Sober and Lewontin” (with Robert Brandon in Biology and Philosophy) and “Why Flying Dogs are Rare: A General Theory of Luck in Evolutionary Transitions” (Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences).
My research interests include philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, history of science (particularly Darwin), evolutionary theory, and biomedical ethics. I also have interests in the evolution of technology, philosophy and literature, existentialism, and Wittgenstein.
In my free time I enjoy classical music, opera, crocheting, old movies from the 1930s and 40s, and improving my graphic design skills.