Associate Professor, Philosophy
Philosophy of mind, epistemology, action theory, philosophy of language
Current research project:
The practical mind: what is a skill? What is it to be skilled at a task? What sort of cognitive abilities, if any, does having a skill require? By looking at evidence from psychology and neuroscience, and drawing on considerations from action theory, philosophy of representation, and epistemology, I develop and defend a novel response to these questions, according to which having a skill involves a distinctively practical way of representing the world that surrounds us.
- Andrew Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Duke University, 2018-2019
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Duke University, 2014-2018
- Bersoff Fellowship, Philosophy Department, New York University, 2013-2014
- Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University, 2013
- M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
- B.A., Philosophy, University of Eastern Piedmont, 2004
Last book read:
"Art and Knowledge" by James Young
In your own time/when not working:
I like to play the trumpet and walk while listening to music. I also enjoy the meals that my husband (an excellent cook as well as a children’s novel writer) prepares.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Epistemologies and Theories of Knowledge, Action Theory, Philosophy of Mind
What most excites you about Cornell:
The philosophy department has been a top-ranked department and Ph.D. program for several decades. I am extremely excited to join a faculty that features some of the most promising young philosophers, as well as some of the most established figures, of the profession.