I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and a member of the Neuroscience Program and Medical Humanities Faculty. My research interests lie in the philosophy of neuroscience/cognitive science, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. I am interested in epistemological issues in cognitive neuroscience (particularly neuroimaging), and in how empirical approaches such as cognitive psychology and neuropsychology can inform traditional issues in the philosophy of mind. I am currently working on how functional localization can succeed in complex systems like brains (or gene networks), whether (or how) neuroimaging experiments can be used to test psychological theories, and whether brain research compels a revision of psychological kinds, a movement known as "cognitive ontology revision" in the neuroscientific literature.
I have broad teaching interests in the philosophy of neuroscience/cognitive science, moral psychology, philosophy of the biomedical sciences (bioethics, neuroethics, philosophy of psychiatry, etc.), philosophy of biology, and ethics. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska, Omaha I was a postdoctoral fellow in Washington University in St. Louis' Department of Philosophy and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program. I completed my Ph.D. in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of History and Philosophy of Science in 2016.