About

I am an assistant professor in philosophy and associated faculty in linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

My PhD in philosophy is from Rutgers University where I was a member of the semantics group at the Center for Cognitive Science and had my dissertation co-advised by Jeffrey King and Ernest Lepore. Prior to that, I earned a master’s in philosophy at Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s from Biola University.

My research is mostly in the philosophy of language (incl. formal semantics) and neighboring corners of metaphysics and epistemology. I have recently written about reference to propositions, the interpretive effects of discourse structure, epistemic hedging, and the philosophical significance of grammaticalized evidentiality. What unites this work is an interest in the semantics/pragmatics boundary, especially as it relates to speech acts.

Prospective students for Milwaukee’s master’s degree in philosophy should consider the language and linguistics emphasis. No other terminal master’s program in philosophy offers such an emphasis.