Assistant Professor, City College of New York, 2011-Present
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, Princeton University Center For Human Values, 2015-2016
Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics and Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2015-Present.
Co-Instructor (with Harry Brighouse and Bryan Warnick), Spencer Foundation Philosophy of Education Summer Institute, Chicago, IL, July 2013.
K. Irani Fellow/Lecturer, City College of New York, 2010-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, 2008-2010
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Education
Areas of Competence
Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaethics
Stanford University, Ph.D. in Philosophy, June 2008
“Practical Reasoning and the Varieties of Agency”
Committee: Michael Bratman (chair), Nadeem Hussain, Tamar Schapiro, Kenneth Taylor
Princeton University, A.B. in Philosophy, June 2002
Grants, Awards, and Honors (Selected)
Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Grant (with Sarah K. Paul), Templeton Foundation and Florida State University, 2016-2017. ($62,522)
Gittell Junior Faculty Award, CUNY Graduate Center, 2016.
PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2016-2017.)
CUNY Scholar Incentive Award, 2015-2016. (25% of salary)
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Princeton University, 2015-2016. ($50,000))
Winner American Philosophical Association Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest, 2013.)
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY, NY, Spring 2013.
Initiative on Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice Research Grant, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, (Awarded Spring 2010, deferred until the 2011-2012 academic year). ($39,000))
Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship, Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, City College at CUNY, Fall 2010.)
Globalization and Democracy NEH Summer Seminar Participant Grant, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Summer 2010.)
Curriculum Development Grant, Swarthmore’s Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, 2009
“Reasoning Under Scarcity,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy Vol. 95, No. 3, 2017, pp. 543-559.
“The Educator’s Dual Role: Expressing Ideals While Educating in Non-Ideal Conditions,” Educational Theory, Volume 66, Issue 3, June 2016, pp. 323–339.
“Unequal Classrooms: Higher Education and Online Learning.” Philosophical Inquiry in Education, Vol 23, No 2, 2016, pp. 97-113.
“School Assignment Lotteries: What Should We Take for Granted?” Dilemmas of Educational Justice: Cases and Commentaries (eds. Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay), Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016.
“Molding Conscientious, Hard-Working, and Perseverant Students,” Social Philosophy and Policy, Volume 31, Issue 2, Fall 2014.
Reprinted in Education: Ideals and Practices, David Schmidtz, ed. Cambridge University Press (2014), pp. 60-80.
“Critical Notice of ‘Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon,’” Analysis, 2014, doi: 10.1093/analys/anu026 (Co-authored with Sarah K. Paul).
“Cultural Code-Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap,” The Journal of Political Philosophy, Volume 22, Number 3, September 2014, pp. 259–281.
“Deliberating for Our Far Future Selves,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4, August 2013, pp 809-828.
“The Non-Cognitive Challenge to a Liberal Egalitarian Education,” Theory and Research in Education, Volume 9, Issue 3, November 2011, pp. 233-250.
“Towards an Ecological Theory of the Norms of Practical Deliberation,” European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 19, Issue 4, December 2011, pp. 561-584.
Review of Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie’s Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better Theory and Research in Education, Volume 13, Issue 2, July 2015, pp. 239-241.
Structured Paternalism and Political Legitimacy: A Review of Sigal Ben-Porath’s Tough Choices: Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice, Educational Theory, Volume 64, Issue 5, October 2014, pp. 539-546.
Rejoinder to Sigal Ben-Porath’s response, Educational Theory, Volume 64, Issue 6, December 2014, pp. 675–677.
Review of David Shoemaker (ed.), Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility. Vol. 1., Ethics, Volume 125, Issue 1, October 2014, pp. 288-292.
“Reconsidering idealization,” The Philosophers’ Magazine, Issue 72, 1st Quarter 2016.
“An Antidote to Injustice,” The Philosophers’ Magazine. 69, 2nd Quarter 2015.
“Unequal Classrooms: What Online Education Cannot Teach,” The Conversation at The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 29th, 2013. [Winner of the American Philosophical Association’s Public Philosophy Op-Ed Award]
“Everyday Inequality on Our Campuses,” Invited Panelist with Beverly Tatum, Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO, June 2017.
“Rags to Riches: Change in Context and Deliberation,” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, February 2017.
“Grit” (with Sarah Paul)
NYU Abu Dhabi Moral Psychology Conference, New York, NY, January 2016
Early Career Ethics Workshop, New York, NY, November 2016.
“The Ethics of Upward Mobility”
Philosophy , George Washington University, October 2017
Gotham Philosophical Society, New York, NY, September 2016
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, New York, NY, November 2016.
Presidential Conversations, CCNY, New York, NY, November 2016.
“Can Education Undermine Representation?”
Philosophy in an Inclusive Key-Boston, MIT, Boston, MA, June 2017.
Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, RI, July 2017.
Berkeley Workshop in Moral, Political and Legal Theory, University of California-Berkeley, September 2016.
Topics in Global Justice: Agency, Power, and Policy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, May 2016.
Center for Ethics and Education Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, IL, March 2016.
LSR Fellows Workshop, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, February 2016.
Political Theory Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, January 2016.
“Reasoning Under Scarcity”
The Princeton Workshop in Normative Philosophy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 2016.
Philosophy Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, October 2015.
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, September 2015.
Ethics and Epistemology Workshop, Fordham University, New York, NY, September 2015.
The Mentoring Project for Pre-Tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy, Amherst, MA, June 2015
St. Louis Conference on Reasons and Rationality, St. Louis, MO, May 2015.
NYC Early Career Ethics Workshop, April 2015.
CUNY Junior Philosophy Faculty Research Group, November 2014.
“For Example… Reflections on the Use of Case Studies in Philosophy of Education,” Philosophy of Education Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 2016.
“Complicity and Compromise in Higher Education”
Society for Applied Philosophy Meeting at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2016.
“Resisting the Temptation of Willpower” (with Sarah K. Paul), Moral Psychology Research Group, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, April 2015.
“Educators: Bridging the Ideal and Non-Ideal Divide”
Life and Death Conference, San Diego State, San Diego, CA, May 2015.
Center for Ethics and Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 2015
PPE Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2015.
Moral Theory Group, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, March 2015.
Social and Political Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, February 2015.
“Two Faces of Caring,” Midsummer Philosophy Conference, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, July 2014.
“Boston Public School Lottery: What Should We Take for Granted?” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Workshop on “Justice in Schools,” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2014.
“Unequal Classrooms: Higher Education and Online Learning”
Invited Guest, Harry Brighouse’s Political Philosophy Graduate Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 2014.
Philosophy of Education Session at the American Philosophical Association Central Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2014.
Teacher’s College Philosophy of Education Colloquium, Columbia University, New York, NY, October 2013.
“Governing a Self Torn Asunder: Self-Governance and Rationality in Non-Ideal Conditions”
Colloquium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 2014.
New York Society for Women in Philosophy Workshop, New York, NY, April 2013.
“Molding Conscientious, Hard-Working, and Perseverant Students”
Education: Ideals and Practice Conference, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Park City, UT, August 2013.
Aims of Education Conference, Ethics in the Public Sphere, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, April 2013.
American Philosophical Association Central Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2013.
Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society Conference and Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 2013.
“Cultural Code-Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap”
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, July 2012.
New York Society for Women in Philosophy Workshop, New York, NY, March 2012.
Vassar Philosopher’s Holiday Colloquium, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 2012.
Stanford Spencer Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, April 2012.
Race, Opportunity, and Education Conference, Harvard School of Education, Cambridge, MA, October 2011.
“Should We Deliberate for Our Far Future Selves?” Time and Agency Conference, George Washington University, November 2011.
“The Value of Non-Cognitive Dispositions: A Challenge for Educational Equality”
City College Philosophy Department Colloquium, City College, New York, NY, October 2010.
University of Pennsylvania Faculty Lunch Series, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010.
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, January 2010.
Faculty Lunch Presentation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, January 2010.
“Circularity and Redundancy: Challenges for a Pragmatic Account of Rationality,” Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, March 2008.
“Caring, Authority, and Deliberation,” Social Ethics and Normative Theory Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, November 2007.
“Practical Reasoning and the Varieties of Agency”
American Philosophical Association Pacific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2007.
4th Year Colloquium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, May 2006.
“Shared Activity and Normativity,” Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 2004.
Invited Conference Commentator
Commentator for Chris Hanisch’s “Two Conceptions of Practical Reasons,” at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2016.
Commentator for “The Ethics of Collaborative Research” at URBAN-American Educational Research Association Meeting, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, April 2015.
Commentator for “Where Did Our Compassion Go? Children, Adults and the Loss of the Human-Animal Bond,” Colin Powell School, City College, December 2014.
Commentator for “Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Is the Promotion of Non-Cognitive Skills and Dispositions Compatible with Educational Justice?” at the Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2014.
Commentator for Anton Ford’s “The Province of Human Agency,” American Philosophical Association Central Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2014.
Commentator for Elizabeth Harman’s “Understanding Some Cases of Altruism as Permissible Mistakes,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2012
Commentator for Jose Ovejero’s “The Ethics of Cruelty”, Department of Foreign Languages, CCNY, New York, NY
Commentator for Michael Nelson’s “An Uncompromising Connection between Reason and Morality.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 2011.
Commentator for David Schmidtz’s “Meaning for Teachers.” The Meaning of Life Conference, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, April 2010.
Commentator for Chesire Calhoun’s “Living with Boredom.” Workshop on Imagination, Mind, and Morality, Yale University. New Haven, CT, March 2009.
Service at CUNY
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Philosophy, CCNY, 2014-present.
Humanities and Arts Division Liaison to the Zahn Social Entrepreneurship Center, CCNY, 2013-present.
Search Committee for Assistant Professor Search, CCNY, 2013-2014.
Phil 102 Course Coordinator, Department of Philosophy, CCNY, 2010-present
Learning Assessment Coordinator, Department of Philosophy, CCNY, 2010-2014.
Faculty Advisor, Skadden Arps Pre-Law Honors Program, CCNY, 2011.
Search Committee for Visiting Position, CCNY, 2010-2011.
Service to the Profession
Dissertation Committee Member,: Carolyn Plunkett, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2016; Jose Tovar, “Gramatica Emocional”, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2011.
Referee: American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Dutch Council for the Humanities, Erkenntnis, Hypatia, Journal of Philosophical Research, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice.
Journal Review Board: Educational Theory (2016-2020)
Co-Editor of the Teaching Workshop on the American Philosophical Association Blog. 2016-Present.
Elected to American Philosophical Association Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy, 2014-Present.
Committee Member of the Strategic Planning Taskforce, American Philosophical Association, 2013-2014.
Contributor to In Socrates Wake (a blog about teaching philosophy), 2012-present.
Committee Member of the Taskforce for Membership and Membership Services, American Philosophical Association, 2011-2012.