I am Associate Professor and Don Shula Chair of Philosophy at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. My main interests are in the philosophy of psychology (particularly animal cognition and empirical moral psychology), philosophy of science (particularly Ockham's Razor/simplicity and scientific realism), and animal ethics.

Right now, I'm particularly interested in the question of whether social norms exist in other animals, the ethical implications of scientific research on animal culture, and issues related to anthropocentrism and anthropocentric bias in philosophy and cognitive science.