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I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters at Wesleyan.  My research focuses primarily on Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.  In addition to my scholarship on Plato, I have interests in issues of philosophical method, the history and practice of rhetoric, virtue ethics, and moral psychology. The courses I teach cover a variety of themes in ancient philosophy, such as the nature of happiness, justice, and virtue.  As a member of an interdisciplinary department in the humanities, I also regularly offer courses on the history and literature of the ancient world.

Before coming to Wesleyan, I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University, where I completed a dissertation supervised by Richard Kraut (chair), Tad Brennan, and Martha Nussbaum.  Before that, I received my B.A. in philosophy and English from Colgate University.  Before that, I attended boarding school in India for four years.  And before that, I grew up in Bournemouth, England — well known to children across the world as the place where stuff goes down in The Witches by Roald Dahl.