I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, where I'm also an affiliate faculty member of the Institute of Intelligent Systems. I serve as Editor of the Southern Journal of Philosophy. And in 2016-17, I'll be a Visiting Scholar in the Dept. of Philosophy at George Washington University.
My primary area of research is metaphysics–specifically, the animalist theory of personal identity–though my work in this area extends to related topics in philosophical psychology (e.g., animal cognition), in philosophy of biology (e.g., organic life, dynamic systems), in ontology (e.g., material constitution, metaontology), and at the intersection of metaphysics and ethics (e.g., death).