I was born in Cleveland, Ohio (home of Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys) and raised in Rockford, Illinois (home of Cheap Trick).
I received my BA from UC Berkeley in 1996 and my MA from Brown University in 1999, both in Philosophy. In 2003, I received my PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology.
Since Fall 2009 I have been in the philosophy department at Georgia State University. In 2019 I was promoted to Full Professor. I am also an associate faculty member in the Neuroscience Institute. I currently maintain the Concepts area of PhilPapers and serve as an Associate Editor for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.