About

I am an associate professor in philosophy and associated faculty for linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I arrived in 2018; I was tenured in 2021. For the 2021-2022 school year, I am supported by a grant through the Honesty Project to write about linguistic deception.

My PhD in philosophy is from Rutgers University where I was a member of the semantics group at the Center for Cognitive Science. 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 within the philosophy of language and mind. But I have wandering interests, and also write in metaphysics, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and metaethics, especially when there’s a linguistic issue at stake. You can find preprints for all 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 family. Our favorite places include Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lakeshore State Park, Wehr Nature Center, and any and all locations of Kopp’s.