I am a philosopher of science and epistemology.  My primary areas of research include scientific explanation, causal/statistical inference, and philosophy of biology (especially evolutionary and molecular).

Originally from southern Illinois, I now live in Kansas City where I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Missouri Western State University.

In addition to my philosophical pursuits, I am an aspiring prog-rock keyboardist, tomato gardener, and cook of overly elaborate (and occasionally successful) meals.  My wife works on African food security policy for USAID.  My daughter is 5 and has a passion for sidewalk chalk, popsicles, and all things Harry Potter.

“I see philosophy and science as in the same boat — a boat which, to revert to Neurath’s figure as I often do, we can rebuild only at sea while staying afloat in it.”

– W. V. Quine