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Outside of the seminar room, I spend time with my partner Katherine and our son Willem. I like to spend that time outdoors. The Northern pike on the left was caught and released at Spruce Run, one of my favorite places in New Jersey.

I was introduced to philosophy in high school through competitive debate. When I can, I try to make that introduction happen for others. I've written about teaching philosophy through debate with other debaters-cum-philosophers:


Over the last 10 years, I have also developed philosophy curricula for two debate summer programs and (re)started debate teams at high schools in Washington, California, and New Jersey. Along the way, I helped coach a national champion.