Fall 2017 –         Assistant Professor of Philosophy, American University
2016 – 2017       Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle (May 2016)
M.A. Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle (2009)
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy, Westminster College, Salt Lake City  (2007)

Areas of Specialization
Moral Psychology, Feminist Philosophy, Normative Ethics

Areas of Competence
Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Implicit Bias, Social and Political Philosophy

Dissertation: “Intelligent Automaticity in Moral Judgment and Decision-Making.” Alison Wylie (chair), Nancy Snow (external reader),  Sara Goering, Carole Lee, William Talbott


  • Ronald E. McNair Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington. 2015-2016
  • Fay Sawyier Predoctoral Teaching Fellow, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. 2014-2016
  • Melvin Rader Grant for Teaching Development, University of Washington. 2012
  • Philosophy Teaching Excellence Award, University of Washington. 2011
  • Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, University of Washington. 2007-2008


  • “Nonhuman Animals Are Morally Responsible,” American Philosophical Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • “Good Moral Judgment and Decision-Making Without Deliberation,” Southern Journal of Philosophy. April 2017.


  • The Illusion of the Relevance of Difficulty for Praise- and Blameworthiness. In Progress
  • Automaticity and Moral Education. In Progress
  • Constructing Emotions to Reach Moral Agreement In Progress
  • Nonhuman Moral Agency In Progress



  • 2018. “Moral Education and Automaticity.” 2018 Pacific APA. San Diego, CA. Upcoming
    • 2017. Also presented at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. Boulder, CO. August 9-14
  • 2017. “I Couldn’t Have Done Otherwise: Value Guided Automaticity in Moral Action.” Mentoring Project for Pre-tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy. Salt Lake City, Utah. June 10-12
  • 2016. “Nonhuman Animals Are Morally Responsible.” 2016 Indiana Philosophical Association. DePauw University, IN. November 11-12, 2016.
    • 2016. Also presented at the 2016 Iowa Philosophical Society Conference. Simpson College. November 5.
  • 2016. “The Illusion of the Relevance of Difficulty in Evaluations of Moral Responsibility.” 2016 Central States Philosophical Association. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. October 28-29.
  • 2016. “Value-Guided Automaticity.” 2016 Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress. University of Colorado, Boulder. August 11-14.
  • 2015. Poster presentation “Moving Beyond the Stalemate: Haidt vs. Philosophers.” 2015 Society for Judgment and Decision-Making Conference. Chicago, IL. November 22
  • 2015. “Good Moral Judgment and Decision-Making Without Deliberation.” 2015 Central APA, Main Program. St. Louis, MO. February 18-21
  • 2013. “Modified Moral Rationalism as a Theory of Moral Judgment: A Critique of Horgan and Timmons’ ‘Morphological Rationalism.’” Conference on Reason, Reasons, and Reasoning. Center for Cognition and Neuroethics. October 11-12, 2013. Flint, Michigan.
    • 2013. Also presented at the 65th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference.  October 4-5, 2013. Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon.
  • 2013. “It Just Feels Right: Exploring Automaticity in Moral Judgment.” Poster Presentation, Pacific APA, San Francisco. March 27-30, 2013.


  • Comments on “Feeling and Inclination: Rationalizing the Animal Within,” by Janelle DeWitt. Indiana Philosophical Association. DePauw University. November 11-12, 2016
  • Comments on “Implicit Bias, Context and Character,” by Michael Brownstein. 39th Annual Meeting for the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. June 13-15, 2013. Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • “It Just Feels Right: Exploring Automaticity in Moral Judgment.” Presented at a Graduate Seminar on Social Psychology and Philosophy, UC Berkeley. Invited by Instructor. April 2, 2013.


As Primary Instructor

American University
PHIL 425/625: Moral Decision-Making (Fall 2017)
PHIL 220: Moral Philosophy (Spring 2018, 2 sections)

Kansas State University
PHIL 365: Medical Ethics
PHIL 331: Philosophy of Gender
PHIL 230: Honors Introduction to Moral Philosophy
PHIL 130: Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Illinois Institute of Technology
PHIL 380: Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 380: That’s Wrong! Moral Judgment and Decision-Making
HUM 200: Bioethics and Justice 
HUM 200: Oppression, Privilege, & Resistance (Humanities Course) 

Bellevue College
PHIL 100: Introduction to Philosophy (Hybrid Course)

University of Washington
PHIL 505: Seminar on Teaching Philosophy
PHIL 242: Introduction to Medical Ethics Summer 2013
PHIL 102: Introduction to Contemporary Moral Problems Summer 2011


  • Writing Center Director, Philosophy Department, University of Washington, Seattle. 2013-2014
  • Managing Editor, Hypatia Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 2011-2013
  • Editorial Assistant, Hypatia Journal of Feminist Philosophy.  2010-2011



  • Ethics Bowl Co-Coach, Illinois Institute of Technology. 2015-2016
  • Bioethics Bowl Team Founder and Coach, University of Washington. 2013-2014. National Competition at Loyola University, April 2014
  • Mentor to Katrina England, McNair Scholar, Westminster College. 2013–2014
  • Graduate Assistant, Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University. June 2012
  • Mentor to first-year philosophy graduate students, UW. Alicia Intriago (2011-2012), Michelle Pham (2012-2013), Julio Covarrubias (2013-2014)
  • Ethics Bowl Team Captain and Coach, Westminster College and UW. 2nd Place, 2007 National Championship. 2004–2008


  • “Working with ELL/ESL Writers in the Philosophy Classroom,” Spring Teaching & Learning Workshop, Presented with Philosophy Writing Center Tutors, University of Washington Philosophy Department. April 2014
  • “Service Learning in the Philosophy Classroom,” Fall Teaching & Learning Workshop, University of Washington Philosophy Department. November 2013
  • “Dealing With Difficult Classroom Situations,” UW Annual Teaching and Research Assistant Conference. September 2013
  • “Teaching as a Woman in Philosophy,” Presented with Amy Reed-Sandoval & Elizabeth Scarborough. Philosophy Teaching Seminar, UW. October 2010


Conference Organization

  • Organizer, Interdisciplinary Symposium on Moral Judgment and Moral Education. Illinois Institute of Technology. April 2015.
  • Co-Organizer, University of Washington Philosophy Graduate Student Conference on Moral Responsibility (February 10–11, 2012)


  • Rationali-tea: Student/Faculty Discussion Group (Kansas State University). 2016-2017
  • Committee on Implicit Bias & Department Climate (University of Washington) 2012-2013
  • Graduate Student Colloquium Committee (UW) 2012-2013
  • Stice Lecture Committee (UW) 2012-2013
  • Curriculum Committee (UW) 2010–2011
  • Graduate Affairs/Placement Committee (UW) 2007–2008

Reading Groups/Workshops

  • Organizer, Care Ethics Reading Group. Kansas State University. Spring 2017
  • Latin American Philosophy Reading Group, University of Washington.  2013-2014
  • Reading Group on Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism, University of Washington. Winter 2013
  • Feminist Philosophy Reading Group, University of Washington. 2012-2013
  • Reading group on Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference, University of Washington. Spring 2012
  • Graduate Student Interest Group: Queer Pedagogical Performance, University of Washington. 2011-2012
  • Reading group on Rationality and Heuristics, Co-organizer (with Dustyn Addington), University of Washington. Spring 2011
  • Ethics Reading/Work Group, Organizer, University of Washington. Winter and Spring 2011

References available upon request