I am an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to my primary appointment at Carnegie Mellon, I am an associate fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, a visiting professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (part of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität), and an associate editor of the journal Philosophy of Science. My research focuses on game theory, agent based modeling, and the philosophy of science. I received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. Before that, I received a B.S. in Philosophy from Kansas State University. While at Kansas State I was an intercollegiate debater, with some success.
I'm originally from Manhattan, Kansas; my mother and father are both professors at Kansas State. I have a wonderful, lovely partner Korryn Mozisek who is an assistant professor in the department of Communication, Media, and Technology at La Roche College.
I spend a lot of time working, as one might expect. When I stumble over spare time, I like to play poker, garden, or contribute to Wikipedia. My work on Wikipedia is largely fueled by my interest (obsession) with open-source and copyleft. In keeping with this, the material on this page is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike license and it was made using open source software. (Published papers and unpublished manuscripts are not licensed this way, sorry.)