I am currently a visiting assistant professor in the philosophy department at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

I specialize in the philosophy of the social sciences and have extensive background in the philosophy of biology.

My recent focus is on ontological commitment in the social sciences. I am interested in two questions: (1) in what way (if any) does ontological theorizing contribute to empirical success in the social sciences, and (2) can social scientific theorizing serve as the basis for ontological commitment?