I am currently an assistant professor of philosophy at Hope College. In my research I focus primarily on topics in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and philosophy of religion; as well as on topics in epistemology and social philosophy. See more about my research. I am also passionate about teaching philosophy, both inside and outside of traditional university settings - and about increasing community engagement in philosophy. See more about my teaching and community engagement in philosophy.
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy exploring Grand Rapids and Holland, I am a visual artist, am deeply involved in various community organizations, and enjoy playing all kinds of sports.