Associate Professor (Chair)
- SA 257
- (920) 465-2088
I work mostly in Early Modern Philosophy and Metaphysics, and am particularly interested in Rationalism. I wrote a dissertation on individuality in Spinoza's one-substance metaphysic and have published papers on consciousness, essentialism, and necessitarianism. I'm currently at work on a paper on causality and laws. In addition to research, I've developed a course in environmental ethics, which is a lot of fun, and am in the process of developing a seminar in advanced topics in Early Modern Thought. When I'm not hard at work on philosophy I enjoy traveling and the outdoors, and love to combine the two. I especially enjoy kayaking.
Education: BA from Mary Washington College (Phi Beta Kappa), MA from Michigan State University, and PhD from Purdue University.