I have a Ph.D. in philosophy of mind and cognitive science from the City University of New York Graduate Center. My research concerns the ways in which we think about and ascribe mental and bodily states to ourselves and others. I'm mainly interested in how thinking about ourselves fails to work (which it sometimes does), in particular how we think — incorrectly and correctly — about our bodies, including body (mis)representation, imitation, and the sense of bodily ownership.
I've taught philosophy and writing courses at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Hunter College. I was Assistant Director of the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning at Princeton, where I (among other things) designed and implemented academic-skills programs for undergraduates. I now serve as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at John Jay College.
I've also spent a fair amount of time teaching essay writing and helping undergraduate and graduate students develop strong academic skills. Which means I've got opinions, many of them perhaps even true, about impostor syndrome, Growth Mindset, flow, self-regulated learning, and the like.
Lately I've begun to work through how philosophy can inform my writing as a son and a father. My writing and thinking continues to be shaped by my small-town Kansas upbringing and my relocation to New York, where I now live with my wife and two kids.
Have a look around. Think up a question and ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make yourself at home.