I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, where I serve as the Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics undergraduate major. I am also a Faculty Affiliate at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets and 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 work lies at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. It is very interdisciplinary and I have had the privilege of pursuing projects with amazing coauthors and friends. Current and past collaborators include Brian Albrecht, Hun Chung, Jerry Gaus, Benjamin Ogden, Alex Salter, Stephen G.W. Stich, and Robert H. Wallace. My current big project is a book manuscript titled Secret Government: The Pathologies of Publicity.