As of August, 2024, I will be an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. Before coming to USC, I will hold a visiting position at the National University of Singapore. I have held positions at the late Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2014.

I mostly think and write about the metaphysics of causation and chance, the rational norms governing credence and choice, and the connections between those topics. I have teaching interests in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of economics, and logic.

You can find my CV here. You can find an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview I did with Friction in June of 2021 here.


Below, I’ve provided handouts, slides, and video from a few of my talks.

You can find an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview I did with Friction in June of 2021 here.

Decision and Foreknowledge

Presented (virtually) at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, April 2021, and at Oberlin College in March, 2022.

[Video] [Slides] [Handout]

Two-Dimensional Chance Deference

Presented (virtually) at the Rutgers Seminar on the Foundations of Probability, September 2020, at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy in October 2020, and at the Formal Epistemology Workshop at the University of Helsinki, December 2020.

[Video] [Slides] [Handout]

Updating for Externalists

Presented at the Experience and Updating Conference at Ruhr-University Bochum in November 2015, the Formal Epistemology Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University in February 2018, the Pitt-CMU Graduate Conference in March 2019, and Princeton University in April 2019.

[Slides] [Handout]

A Model-Invariant Theory of Causation

Presented at the Venice International University Seminar on Causal and Explanatory Reasoning in 2017, the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, in 2018.

[Slides] [Handout]

Learning and Value Change

Presented at the Modality and Method Workshop at the Center for Formal Epistemology at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017.

[Slides] [Handout]

Confirmation Theory

Presented at the Pittsburgh Summer Program in Philosophy of Science (for advanced undergraduates)

[Slides] [Handout]


I taught for five years at the University of Pittsburgh. Before that, I taught for a year at New York University. Below, I’ve provided course materials from several of the classes I taught during that time. Feel free to use any of it for any purpose.

Advanced Courses

Directed Study on Modal Logic

Metaontology Seminar

Metaphysics and Epistemology Core Seminar

Causality Seminar

Epistemology Seminar

Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Intermediate Courses

Ethics and Economics

Philosophy and Science

Symbolic Logic

Introductory Courses

Introduction to Philosophical Problems


Introduction to Logic