I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy—Research at the University of New Orleans and a member of the Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute. Before arriving at UNO, I was a Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, where I was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow at the UA Center for the Philosophy of Freedom.
My research focuses on the implications of environmental challenges for liberal societies and their members. With David Schmidtz, I am co-editor of the latest edition of the popular textbook, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works. My paper, “Harm, Responsibility, and the Far-Off Impacts of Climate Change,” won the International Society for Environmental Ethics’ Holmes Rolston III Early Career Essay Prize in Environmental Philosophy. My book, Why It’s OK to Eat Meat, is due out this fall with Routledge. I teach courses in ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE).