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Visiting Assistant Professor
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Humanities Building 416
(205) 934-4083

Research and Teaching Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Feminist Epistemology

Office Hours: M/W 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; and by appointment

Education:

  • B.A., Hiram College, Psychobiology and Philosophy
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Philosophy

In college, I joined philosophy club because I didn’t know anything about philosophy. Philosophy club turned into taking a philosophy course. I took some more courses, and a philosophy minor turned into a philosophy major, along with my original major, psychobiology. At the time, I still fully intended to pursue cognitive neuroscience. After college, I worked in a brain scanning laboratory as a research assistant before eventually returning to philosophy. Now I do the philosophy of the sciences that I love – neuroscience and psychology! I use feminist philosophy of science to investigate the practices involved in the neuroimaging of human sex/gender differences.

In philosophy of science, I’m interested in the practices of science – how a research question turns into an hypothesis and how it is experimentally tested, analyzed, and interpreted. I’m also interested in the relationship between society and science – how do social trends affect science and how does science affect the rest of society? I see these questions as connected to the ethics of scientific research.

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Feminism and Philosophy
  • Neuroethics
  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy of Science Association
  • International Neuroethics Society
  • Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice
  • NeuroEthics Women Leaders