Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Philosophy

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (1999 - 2007)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (1999 - 1999)
  • Nina C. Crocker Research Fellow, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford (2007 - 2010)
  • Ryskamp Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (2005 - 2006)
  • Rackham Pre-­Doctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (1996 - 1997)

Honors & Awards


  • Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (2003)
  • Pedagogy Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (1996-1999)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Associate Editor, Erkenntnis (2007 - 2010)
  • Chair of Philosophy, Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Humanities and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2012 - 2014)
  • Member, Program Committee, Pacific Division American Philosophical Association (2012 - 2015)
  • Chair, Committee on Academic Opportunities and Placement, American Philosophical Association (2013 - 2016)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Stanford University (2013 - 2017)
  • Member, Steering Committee Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2003)
  • Member, Tanner Library Committee, Stanford University (1999 - 2001)
  • Colloquium Committee Chair, Stanford University (1999 - 2001)
  • Colloquium Committee Chair, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, Senior Search Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2010)
  • Review of Philosophy Department Graduate Program, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Placement co‐director, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, SUES Subcommittee on Writing & Oral Communication, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)

Program Affiliations


  • Symbolic Systems Program

Professional Education


  • B.A., University of New Hampshire, Mathematics (1987)
  • M.A., Tufts University, Philosophy (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Philosophy (1999)

2021-22 Courses


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