- Moral Psychology
- Moral Worth
- Action Theory
- B.A., Philosophy and Psychology, Wheaton College
- M.Sc. by Research in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
- President & Co-Founder, Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), UCSB Chapter
- Youth Education Outreach
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Frank Herbert
- Travel (22 Countries)
- Medieval Literature
Bragging Rights: I have translated Beowulf from Anglo-Saxon to English.
I double majored in Philosophy and Psychology as an undergraduate. While I decided to pursue Philosophy at the graduate level, my background in Psychology greatly informs my work in Philosophy. Recent work includes a thesis titled “Blame and Moral Indifference,” which dealt with application of blame to morally indifferent agents in Nomy Arply’s Unprincipled Virtue. I also completed a dissertation titled “Philosophical Issues with Praise-Blame Asymmetry,” which primarily dealt with philosophical inconsistencies in the empirically-based folk concept of Praise-Blame Asymmetry. I am currently conducting research on the topic of “Responsibility without Blame.” My primary goals are to identify when an agent can be held responsible for her wrong acts without being a candidate for blame, and to determine whether blame is morally justifiable.