Background & Interests
I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Keene State College in Keene, NH. An interest in language and argument structure unites my teaching, scholarship, and college service. My primary research interests are in philosophy of language, particularly in the role of context in the meaning and interpretation of indexicals.
I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell in 2005, an M.A. in Philosophy from Cornell in 2003, and a B.A. from Smith College in 1998, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy.
I joined the faculty of Keene State College in 2007. I feel fortunate to be part of an interdisciplinary Communication and Philosophy Department, with engaging colleagues who bring different perspectives to the analysis of language and communication. I am currently serving as Department Chair.