Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy, 2020-present

Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Education Research Section in the School of Public and International Affairs

Invited Visiting Researcher, 2019 (Fall term)

Harvard University Department of Philosophy, hosted by Gina Schouten


Education

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California San Diego, 2020

Dissertation: Relational Equality: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis

Committee: Drs. Richard Arneson (co-chair), David Brink (co-chair), Lucy Allais, Cathy Gere, Dana Nelkin

M.A. Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2013

Thesis: Adam Smith: A Relational Egalitarian Interpretation (Defended with Distinction)

Committee: Drs. Christie Hartley (chair), Andrew Altman, Eric Wilson

B.A. Philosophy and Religion, University of North Dakota, 2008 Summa cum Laude

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

(* indicates co-authored articles for which I am the primary author)

2019

*‘Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice: Predicting What Will Work Locally’

American Educational Research Journal 57:3 (with Nancy Cartwright)

‘The Key Role of Representativeness in Evidence-based Education’

Educational Research and Evaluation 25: 1-2

2018

*‘Meeting Our Standards for Educational Justice: Doing our Best with the Evidence’

Theory and Research in Education 16:1 (with Nancy Cartwright)


‘Teaching Philosophy through Role-Immersion Games: Reacting to the Past’

Teaching Philosophy 41:2 (with Noel Martin and Andy Lamey)


Book Chapters

(forthcoming)

*‘How Should Evidence Inform Education Policy?’

Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Education (with Nancy Cartwright)

‘Distributive Egalitarianism’

Sage Encyclopedia of Leadership Studies

Book Reviews

2019

Doing Ethics by Lewis Vaughn

Teaching Philosophy 42 (4).

Fellowships, Awards, & Grants

2019

1st Place Winner, Graduate Student Essay Contest ($2.5k)

Center for Ethics & Education at UW Madison (funded by Spencer Foundation)

Award for Best Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, UC San Diego

2018

McPherson Fellowship, Center for Ethics & Education at UW Madison


Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar Fellowship, UC San Diego

Dean’s Travel Award, UC San Diego


2017

Award for Best Graduate Student Essay, UC San Diego


2016

Research Grant for 'Meeting Our Standards for Educational Justice' (PI: Nancy Cartwright)

Center for Ethics & Education at UW Madison


2015

Judith and Neil Morgan Endowed Fellowship, UC San Diego


UC Humanities Council Grant for intercampus working group on inclusive pedagogy


2012

Ralf Munster Fellowship for Best Conintuing Student in Philosophy MA Program

Georgia State University


Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award, Georgia State University


Selected Presentations & Conference Activity

Invited Presentations

2021

‘Toward a Substantive Account of Relational Equality’

Social Equality Workshop, Princeton Department of Politics


‘Exploring Strategies for Using Evidence-Based Practice to Narrow Achievement Gaps’

Education Research Section, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

2020

‘The Site of Relational Egalitarian Justice’

Princeton University Center for Human Values Postdoctoral Seminar Series


‘Evidence-Based Education and the Fairness of Accountability Practices’

Education Research Section, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs


‘Relating as Equals’

Human Values Forum, Princeton University


‘What Kind(s) of Equality Matter for Justice?’

Mississippi State University

California State University, Sacramento


‘Relational Equality and Educational Justice’

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting


‘Teaching Students to Write Philosophy Papers’

Georgia State University

2019

‘Educational Justice and the Evidence-based Approach to Education’

American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting


‘Prioritizing Disadvantaged Students in Principle and in Practice’

Moral & Political Philosophy Series, UC San Diego Department of Philosophy

2018

‘Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in Education’

University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg


2017

‘Meeting our Standards for Educational Justice: Doing our Best with the Evidence’

Center for Humanities Engaging Science and Society, Durham University

‘Teaching Philosophical Writing: Using Peer Review Effectively’

Teaching Workshop Series, UC San Diego Department of Philosophy

2016

‘Improving Student Writing through One-on-One Conferences’

Teaching Workshop Series UC San Diego Department of Philosophy


Refereed Conference Presentations

2019

‘Evidence-based Practice and Equal Educational Opportunity’

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting


2018

‘Evidence-based Practice in Education: Predicting What Will Work Locally’

North American Association for Philosophy & Education Conference


‘Prioritizing Disadvantaged Students in Principle and in Practice’

International Conference on Educational Justice, Katholische Universität


Invited Panels & Commentaries

2022

Comments on “On the Necessity of Guaranteed Housing” by Paul Schofield

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting


2020

Panel on Creating Digital Learning Environments, UC San Diego Engaged Teaching Hub


Conferences & Workshops Organized

2019

Workshop on Evidence and the Scientific Method: Rigor vs. Use

Institute for Practical Philosophy, UC San Diego

2017

Graduate Conference on Work of Sally Haslanger (with keynote by Haslanger)

UC San Diego Department of Philosophy


2015

UC Intercampus Conference on Inclusive Pedagogy


Teaching Experience

Princeton University Center for Human Values

2020-22

Instructor, Values & Public Life Senior Thesis Workshop

Associate Instructor, A Democratic Philosophy (upper division, with Philip Pettit)

UC San Diego Department of Philosophy

2017-19 Instructor

Ethics & Society II (lower division)

Contemporary Moral Issues: Freedom of Expression (upper division)

UC San Diego Warren College Critical Writing Program

2014-17 Instructor

Food: Ethical and Political Issues (x4; lower division)

Technology and The Self (x2; lower division)

Ethics of Big Data (lower division)

Happiness (lower division)

Georgia State University Department of Philosophy

2011-13 Instructor

Introduction to Philosophy (x2; lower division)

Contemporary Moral Problems (x3; upper division)

Professional Service

2017-19

Advisory Board Member

2016

Assistant Director

2014-15

Member of Organizing and Admissions Committees