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Research Interests

Areas of Specialization: Normative and Applied Ethics (especially Environmental Ethics); Political Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy (minor in Natural Resource Studies), University of Arizona (2017)

Dissertation: Conflict, Conciliation, and the Future of the Planet
Committee: David Schmidtz (chair), Gerald Gaus, Steven Wall

B.A., Philosophy (with honors in the major), University of Wisconsin – Madison (2008)

Thesis: “Justice and Climate Change”
Chair: Harry Brighouse

Academic Appointments

Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics & Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Fall 2017 – present)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)

Publications

Co-edited Anthology

Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 3rd Ed. (ed., with D. Schmidtz) (OUP, 2018) (link)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Public Justification and the Politics of Agriculture,” in A. Barnhill, M. Budolfson, and T. Doggett (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (OUP, 2018), pp. 427–448 (link)

“Hayek’s Legacy for Environmental Political Economy,” in P. Boettke, C. Coyne, and V. Storr (eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies of the Market Order: New Applications of Market Process Theory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), pp. 87–109 (link)

“Turning Adversaries into Allies: Conciliation in Environmental Politics,” in D. Schmidtz (ed.), Interdisciplinary Handbooks in Philosophy: Environmental Ethics (Macmillan, 2016), pp. 243–268 (link)

“Treading Lightly on the Climate in a Problem-Ridden World,” Ethics, Policy & Environment 19, no. 2 (2016): 183–195 (link)

Reprinted in D. Schmidtz and D.C. Shahar (eds.), Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 3rd Ed. (OUP, 2018) (link)

“Rejecting Eco-Authoritarianism, Again,” Environmental Values 24, no. 3 (2015): –366 (link)

“Free-Market Environmentalism Pace Environmentalism?” in D. Schmidtz and E. Willott (eds.), Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 2nd Ed. (OUP, 2012): 438–446 (link)

“Justice and Climate Change: Toward a Libertarian Analysis,” The Independent Review 14, no. 2 (2009): 219–237 (link)

Reprinted in J-M. Meij (ed.), Social Problems (Cognella, 2014) (link)

Shorter Pieces

“Integrity versus Expediency for Non-Anthropocentrists” (open peer commentary), Ethics, Policy & Environment 17, no. 3 (2014): 271–274 (link)

“Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Handing Down a Warmer World” (editorial introduction to section on climate change), in D. Schmidtz and E. Willott (eds.), Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 2nd Ed. (OUP, 2012): 536–537 (link)

“Conflict and Comparison between Species” (open peer commentary), Ethics, Policy, and Environment 14, no. 2 (2011): 163–166 (link)

“Green Laws and Incentives” (encyclopedia entry), in J. Newman (ed.), Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A-to-Z Guide (SAGE, 2011): 253–256 (link)

Teaching

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PHIL 384—Gateway to Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Spring 2018, scheduled for Spring 2019)

PHIL 370—Political Philosophy (Spring 2017)

PHIL 364—Ethics and Economics (Fall 2018)

PHIL 160—Introduction to Ethics (scheduled for Spring 2019)

PHIL 089—First Year Seminar in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Fall 2017 x 2, Fall 2018)

University of Arizona

PHIL 324—Law and Morality (conventional format: Fall 2014)

PHIL 323—Environmental Ethics (conventional format: Fall 2010; online: Summer 2011, Fall 2015, Fall 2016; intensive course for high school teachers: Summer 2018)

PHIL 322—Business Ethics (online: Spring 2017)

PHIL 220—Philosophy of Happiness (conventional format: Spring 2016; online: Spring 2017)

PHIL 205—The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation (hybrid format: Spring 2014; online: Fall 2016)

PHIL 150C1—Philosophical Perspectives on Society (online: Summer 2012)

Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona

PHIL 323—Environmental Ethics (conventional format: Spring 2012 w/ David Schmidtz)

PHIL 205—The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation (conventional format: Fall 2009 w/ Michael Gill; intensive course for high school teachers: Summer 2011 w/ David Schmidtz; 8-week hybrid format, as lead TA and online content developer: Spring 2013 w/ David Schmidtz)

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Fink Prize for Most Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Arizona Department of Philosophy (co-recipient, 2015-16)

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies (Fall 2010 – Spring 2016)

Adam Smith Fellowship—Research Track, Mercatus Center (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)

Templeton Research Assistantship, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)

Summer Research Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies (Summer 2015)

Adam Smith Fellowship, Mercatus Center (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

Online Education Project Grant, University of Arizona (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014)

Hayek Fund for Scholars Travel Grant, Institute for Humane Studies (Fall 2013)

Earhart Fellowship, H.B. Earhart Foundation (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)

Initiative for the Development of Online Programs Grant, University of Arizona (Spring – Summer 2011)

TWS Fellowship, Thomas W. Smith Foundation (Spring 2010)

Residential Fellowship, Foundation for Economic Education (June 2008 – October 2008)

Presentations

“Far-Off Impacts of Climate Change: A Duty to Get Out of the Way?” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society (scheduled for March 2018)

“Are We Morally Obligated to Restrict Our Carbon Footprints?” Value Theory Workshop at UNC Chapel Hill (2018); PPE Speaker Series at Virginia Tech (scheduled for November 2018)

“Norms for Ecological Citizenship: A Dissenting View,” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society (2018)

“Hayek’s Legacy for Environmental Political Economy,” Austrian Economics Forum at North Carolina State University (2017); Mercatus Center Workshop for Adam Smith Fellows (2016)

“Environmental Conflict and the Legacy of the Reformation,” Value Theory Workshop at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017)

“Treading Lightly on the Climate in a Problem-Ridden World,” ‘Economics is Everywhere’ Lecture Series at Radford University (2016); APA Eastern Division (2013); Center for the Philosophy of Freedom Brown Bag Series (2011)

“A Tale of Two Systems: Working ‘Biotic Land Use’ into ‘The Political Order of a Free People,'” APA Eastern Division (2016)

“Environmentalism in the Face of Dissent,” Macmillan Handbook of Environmental Ethics Contributors’ Workshop (2015)

“The Limits of Green Constitutionalism,” Institute for Humane Studies Workshop for Summer Research Fellows (2015)

“How to Argue like an Anthropocentrist,” International Society for Environmental Ethics (2014)

“A Place for Lockean Appropriation,” Mercatus Center Workshop for Adam Smith Fellows (2014)

“Fairness and the Cornucopian Gamble,” Association for Private Enterprise Education (2013)

Commentaries

Ned Hettinger’s “Defending Aesthetic Protectionism,” Macmillan Handbook of Environmental Ethics Contributors’ Workshop (2015)

Peter Jaworski’s “Market Architecture: It’s the How, Not the What,” International Consortium for Advanced Research in Social and Political Philosophy (2015)

Kevin Elliott’s “Anthropocentric Indirect Arguments for Environmental Protection,” International Society for Environmental Ethics (2014)

Leif Wenar’s Power/Counter-Power: Might Makes Right, Popular Sovereignty, and the Unity of Humanity, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom Current Research Workshop for Leif Wenar (2014)

David Rondel’s “G.A. Cohen and the Logic of Egalitarian Congruence,” APA Pacific Division (2011)

Service

Editorial Work

Referee, Environmental Politics (x2); Environmental Values (x2); Ethics, Policy & Environment (x4); Journal of Private Enterprise; Journal of Social Philosophy; Social Philosophy & Policy (x2)

Editorial assistant, David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott (eds.), Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 2nd Ed. (Spring 2010)

Conference Session Organizer

“Justice, Migration, and Climate Change,” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Annual Meeting (scheduled for March 2019)

“The Role of Norms in Driving Pro-Environmental Behavior,” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Annual Meeting (2018)

“Unilateral Restrictions on Contributions to Climate Change,” APA Eastern Division, International Society for Environmental Ethics Group Session (2013)

Conference Assistant

Macmillan Handbook of Environmental Ethics Contributors’ Workshop (2015)

Forum on Adaptable Systems: The Ecology of Creative Destruction (2015)

Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (2013)

Adaptation Futures: An International Conference on Climate Adaptation (2012)

Conference Session Chair

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Annual Meeting (2018)

Macmillan Handbook of Environmental Ethics Contributors’ Workshop (2015)

Center for the Philosophy of Freedom Research Workshops for Darrel Moellendorf (2015), Gary Chartier (2012), and Allen Buchanan (2012)

International Society for Environmental Ethics Annual Meeting (2014)

APA Pacific Division (2013, 2014)

Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on New Essays in Moral Philosophy (2013)

Other Service

Volunteer Judge, National High School Ethics Bowl (Regional and National Finals, 2018)

Graduate Teaching Assistant Mentor, University of Arizona Department of Philosophy (Fall 2013 – Spring 2016)

Webmaster, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom (Summer 2012 – Summer 2013)

References available upon request