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

My research addresses metaphysical issues that arise at the intersection of philosophy of action and mind.  The guiding thread that unites much of my current research is the notion of effort.   I argue that exerting effort plays an ineliminable causal role in every action that you perform.  A paper defending this claim in the case of bodily action is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

I am also interested in the under-explored notion of mental action.  Along with Matt Soteriou, I am organizing an international conference on the topic of mental action and the metaphysics of mind.  Details are forthcoming.

Here is a copy of my vita.

My course materials are available to students enrolled at DU.