I was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Albion, MI and Columbus, OH. After attending Ohio State University (B.A., 1997), I completed my masters degree at the University of Oxford (B.Phil, 2000). I then spent two years at The Lawrenceville School, where I taught (philosophy, literature, history), coached (football, rowing), and served as a housemaster.
In 2002 I returned to Oxford, where I began a dissertation under the supervision of Paul Snowdon. Before finishing, I taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at Duke University. While at Duke, I also served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy. After completing my D.Phil at the University of Oxford in 2008, I moved to Memphis. Here I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Intelligent Systems, and Editor of the Southern Journal of Philosophy.