About Me

I'm Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Idaho. My research interests include philosophy of science and biology, mind and language, game theory, and computation. I'm also a faculty member in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, and a Project Director in the Center for Modeling Complex Interactions. When I’m not doing research or teaching, there’s a good chance you’ll find me cooking, home brewing, or trail running.

I'm a dual citizen of Canada and Germany, but I live in the United States where I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Idaho (located in Moscow, ID).  I received my PhD from University of California, Davis in 2013.  My undergraduate degree is from Wilfrid Laurier University in my hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. In 2005 I was an exchange student in Berlin, Germany, where I caught the travel bug.  During my graduate career I particularly enjoyed working abroad: in summer of 2011 I lived in Manhattan while working as an intern at Rutgers; in the fall of 2011 I lived in Amsterdam while doing research at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation. I am now enjoying the wonderful countryside that the Inland Northwest has to offer, living my dream as a professional philosopher. Also, I can now afford to buy more Scotch, something that I have become increasingly passionate about alongside my appreciation for beer and good home-cooked food.