I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I have taught since 2011. I work mainly on language and linguistic semantics (as well as related issues in metaethics and epistemology).

I wrote a dissertation on imperatives at the University of Michigan, where I was a student from 2006-11. While there, I worked with Allan Gibbard, Thony GilliesEric Swanson, and Rich Thomason.

I still work on imperatives. I also work on conditionals, Expressivism, modals (especially modals that encode normative information), and, often, on all three of these things at once. Take a look at my papers page to see my published work and some work in progress.



I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln from 2002-05, where I was taught by Mark van Roojen and Al Casullo. My twin brother Simon is a professor of linguistics at Rutgers.