I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at UNC-CH. I am also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy.

My research focuses on conceptual, epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding the concepts of mental disorder and irrationality. I have published on the topics of moral integrity, human enhancement, economic rationality, political liberty and material equality, surrogate decision-making, psychopathy (i.e., the condition of being a psychopath) and civil commitment law.

I am currently the Managing Editor of Public Affairs Quarterly.

My partner of nine years is the wonderful, Joy Meyer. She is an abstract oil painter and blogs about her studio practice at