I am a member of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I am also the associate chair. Most of my publications have been on issues in the foundations of quantum mechanics. I have also co-authored a textbook in the philosophy of religion, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion, with my former graduate student Chris Bernard.

I am also interested in the free will problem, in problems of personal identity and, though not a Humean, in what we can learn about various philosophical puzzles by asking "What Would Hume Say?"

I am strongly committed to the view that what we do as philosophers ought to be of some interest and value to intelligent non-philosophers. For that reason, I am a panelist at askphilosophers.org. I have also given various popular lectures including several series of talks for the Smithsonian Resident Associates program in Washington.

Outside of academic life, I'm a news and politics junkie, music fan and long-time dancer.

You can find many of my papers HERE