Welcome! I am Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Most of my work falls within the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science.
My research focuses on questions such as:
What is imagination and how does it relate to other forms of thought?
What role does mental imagery play in human reasoning?
How do we know our own minds?
How are we to explain auditory verbal hallucinations and "inserted thoughts" in schizophrenia?
What is the relationship between language and abstract thought?
Some of my research is empirical in nature. I've worked with an interdisciplinary team to investigate the effect that impaired inner speech has on general reasoning abilities in people with aphasia.
My other current projects include a monograph on the psychology of imagination (titled Explaining Imagination, under contract with Oxford University Press) and a book length overview of the philosophy and psychology of inner speech, to be published as part of Routledge's New Problems of Philosophy series.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) program. I completed my PhD in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center and received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University.