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Kia ora, I am Assistant Vice-Chancellor Sustainability, as well as Senior Lecturer and Graduate Advisor in the Philosophy Programme at the University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am also Director of the Waikato University Experimental Philosophy Research Group. This website gives visitors access to published papers, new and forthcoming papers, books, teaching, and supervision material. My CV and biographical information are contained here too. 

Areas of Interest

  • Metaphysics & Epistemology

  • Philosophy of Language

  • Philosophy of Action

  • Applied ethics

I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Utah in 2008. My areas of specialisation are the philosophy of language and philosophy of action. Ron Mallon was my chief supervisor, and Elijah Millgram, Chrisoula Andreou, Shaun Nichols, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong were on my committee.

I will be visiting fellow at Tunghai University in Taiwan for 2024-2025. I have held visiting fellowships at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, and the University of Aberdeen. I regularly teach masterclasses for PhD students at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and professional development courses in applied ethics at the University of Texas at El Paso's Institute of Security Studies.

You can read about me and why I chose to study philosophy.

Book a meeting, in-person or virtual, here.

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On peer-reviewing for book publishers and professional journals

 I am very happy to review a book manuscript or journal submission, and I am especially pleased to review work for reputable open-access journals.

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