I’m an academic philosopher who works on perception. My research focuses on our perceptual experience of the world (phenomenal consciousness) and how it relates to the neural activity in our heads. I integrate work from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and philosophy to investigate the nature of our experience, how it reveals the world to us, and its relation to sensory neural activity.
I currently live in Toronto, and for the fall 2020 semester I’ll be teaching at York University. I recently finished a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Network for Sensory Research in the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto. In that position I worked with Mohan Matthen. I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at Rice University in 2015, working under Casey O’Callaghan. Although I grew up in a small town in southeast Pennsylvania, about an hour northwest of Philadelphia, I think of Houston (where I spent my twenties doing my PhD) as my adopted hometown.
In my spare time I’ve raced at various velodromes around North America. At different times I’ve called Alkek in Houston, T-Town in Pennsylvania, and Mattamy in Ontario my home track. While living in Allentown and racing at T-Town I also spent some time coaching in some of the track’s youth cycling programs and selling bikes at a local bike shop. Nowadays I mostly race around my living room or balcony on a set of rollers.