I received my PhD in Philosophy from The University of Virginia. I am a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during AY 2018-19. I also hold a permanent part-time appointment in the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
My areas of specialization are Moral, Legal, and Political Philosophy, Moral Psychology, and Philosophy of Medicine (especially Philosophy of Psychiatry). My current research falls into three main categories. First, a project that defends the “guise of the good” thesis, which is the view that everything that we desire and intentionally do is desired and pursued for the sake of the good. Second, I’m writing on conceptions of mental disorders in Ancient Greece, with a focus on Plato. Third, I’m writing a set of essays in Practical Ethics that includes discussions of human enhancement, psychiatric ethics, and moral integrity.