I am an Assistant Professor in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. Before that I was an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I founded the major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. I am also an Affiliated Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
I completed my PhD in four years at the University of Arizona under the direction of Jerry Gaus, Dave Schmidtz, and Steve Wall. My work has appeared, among other places, in the the Journal of Philosophy, American Political Science Review, and American Journal of Political Science. My first book, published by Cambridge University Press, is titled Secret Government: The Pathologies of Publicity. My work uses the tools and methods of the social sciences to answer philosophical questions.