About Me


I am a Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers, New Brunswick, where I am also affiliated with the Center for Cognitive Science.

I got my PhD from the Philosophy Department at the University of California Berkeley in 2003; my advisors were Richard Wollheim, John Searle, and John MacFarlane. I spent the next three years at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and then taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2013, when I moved to Rutgers.

Before all that, I went to college at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1993 with a double major in Philosophy and English (Honors). Between college and grad school, I worked in Chicago, designing and implementing programs for GED instruction in public housing and for ESL instruction in the Latino community, working especially with the Chicago Public Library and Universidad Popular. I grew up in Philadelphia, where I now live with my husband, two kids, and two cats.

Elizabeth Harman, Jill North and I have co-organized Athena in Action, a series of mentoring and networking workshops for graduate student women in philosophy, which met at Princeton in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The workshop continued (in virtual form) at Cornell in 2020, and will rotate among locations going forward.

Contact Information

Rutgers University

Department of Philosophy

106 Somerset Street, Room 514

New Brunswick NJ 08901

Department telephone: 848.932.9861