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  • (2018–Present) Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • (2017–2018) Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
  • (2015–2016) Instructor, Virginia Military Institute



  • (2017) Ph.D. in Philosophy: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • (2011) M.A. in Philosophy: Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • (2009) B.A. in Humanities: Lee University, Cleveland, TN



  • (Forthcoming) with Ralph DiFranco “You shouldn’t have laughed! The ethics of derogatory amusement,” in The Moral Psychology of Amusement edited by Brian Robinson, London: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • (Forthcoming) “Plato’s Revenge: Moral Deliberation as Dialogical Activity,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • (2017) “Hybrid Speech Acts: A Theory of Normative Thought and Language that ‘Has it Both Ways’,” European Journal of Philosophy.
  • (2017) “Solving the Puzzle of Aesthetic Assertion,” Southwest Philosophy Review.



  • (2018) with Ralph DiFranco “When is it ok to laugh? The Ethical Implications of Derogatory HumorAlabama Philosophical Society
  • (2018) with Ralph DiFranco “Slurs, Speech Acts, and Derogatory SoliloquiesSociety for Exact Philosophy
  • (2016) “Solving the Puzzle of Aesthetic AssertionPacific Division of the American Philosophical Association
  • (2016) “Solving the Puzzle of Aesthetic AssertionSouthwestern Philosophical Society
  • (2015) “Hybrid Speech ActsUniversity of Connecticut Research Group on Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning
  • (2015) “Extending Our Sympathies: An Ecofeminist-Humean Response to the Problem of Environmental ApathyPacific Division of the American Philosophical Association



  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Bioethics, Moral Psychology
  • University of Virginia: Bioethics, History of Ethics, Moral Psychology, Environmental Ethics, Advanced Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Religion
  • Virginia Military Institute: Comparative Religion, Introduction to Ethics