I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver.  I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University.  Prior to my arrival at Columbia, I studied at the University of Toronto.

My research aims to address metaphysical issues that arise at the intersection of philosophy of action, agency, and mind.  My current work focuses on effort, specifically on the question of whether the exertion of effort plays a causal role in bringing about and sustaining those actions that you perform.  I am also interested in the underexplored notion of mental action and whether the exertion of effort plays a causal role in this domain as well.  Here is a copy of my vita.     

My course materials are available to students enrolled at DU.