about

I’m an analytic philosopher with automotive engineering experience and a knack for procedural thinking. I’ve published original research with Oxford University Press, led highly-rated teaching teams at Stanford University, built cross-disciplinary programs at Rutgers University, and cut production costs at General Motors. In all of my work, systematic analysis and an ability to clarify complex issues is at the center.

I’m interested in our emotional responses to aesthetic experiences and how such responses might intersect with a meaningful life. On weekends, I'm snowboarding, roasting coffee, or scripting algorithmic trading strategies.

research

REFEREED ARTICLES
Emotional Intimacy in Literature. British Journal of Aesthetics 58, no. 1 (2018): 1–16.
The Puzzle of Factual Praise. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75, no. 2 (2017): 169–79.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Hearing it Right: Rhythm and Reading. In The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics. Edited by Andy Hamilton and Max Paddison. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020).

BOOK REVIEWS
Once upon a Time: Essays in the Philosophy of Literature. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2020).

courses

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE
Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts Core Seminar

UPPER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
The Meaning of Life (2 terms)
Living a Meaningful Literary Life
Misanthropy & Literaure

LOWER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
Introduction to Aesthetics
Philosophy and Literature (2 terms)

RUTGERS
GRADUATE
Graduate Writing (7 semesters)

UPPER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
Advanced Workshop: Fiction (3 semesters)
Form and Technique in Fiction
Technical Editing

LOWER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
Introduction to Creative Writing (5 semesters)
Research in the Disciplines (3 semesters)
Expository Writing (4 semesters)

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Public Speaking (Rutgers Future Scholars) (2 summers)
Workplace Communications (Rutgers Future Scholars) (6 summers)
Prep for College Writing (Summer Bridge to Success) (3 summers)

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
UPPER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
Relativism
Animals & Ethics (2 semesters)

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
LOWER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE
Living Writers (2 semesters)
Critical Research and Writing
Practices of Academic Writing

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