Hello and welcome! I am an associate professor specializing in philosophy of science and interdisciplinary collaboration in the Department of Knowledge Integration.
Knowledge Integration, or 'KI' as it is affectionately known, is an interdisciplinary honors program that teaches students how to collaborate across disciplines and in diverse teams. I am honored to be part of this amazing program and the incredible community that we have built!
My research focuses on ways to increase engagement between those in my own discipline, philosophy of science, and the rest of the world, including scientists, policymakers, and diverse publics. In short, I want to help philosophers use their skills to make the world a better place. I regularly collaborate with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, and engineering. Please visit my Research and Publications pages for more information.
I love working with students, and I'm fortunate to get to teach a variety of courses, such as INTEG 220: Nature of Scientific Knowledge, INTEG 221: The Social Nature of Knowledge, INTEG 210: Making Collaboration Work, and INTEG 410: Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Most of my courses are open to all students, so if you're interested, you can check out my course descriptions.
I'm originally from Minnesota, though I've lived in several places throughout North America, as well as Australia and Germany. In 2009, I moved to Ontario and am proud to call Canada my home. I currently live in Waterloo with my partner and my adorable little dog named Scrappy.