About

I am an assistant professor (2018-) in philosophy and associate 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. My dissertation was co-advised by Jeffrey King and Ernie Lepore. Prior to that, I earned a master’s in philosophy at Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s in philosophy from Biola University. I grew up in Puyallup, Washington.

My expertise is the philosophy of language (esp. semantics and pragmatics). But I have broad interests, and also write in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of science, and metaethics. You can find preprints of my papers at philpapers.

When I’m not behind a screen or at the whiteboard, you can find me exploring Eastern Wisconsin with my four-year-old. Our favorite places include Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lakeshore State Park, Wehr Nature Center, and any and all locations of Kopp’s.