I am a post-doc in the History and Philosophy of Science department at the University of Illinois.
My PhD research focuses on the role of cognitive processes in the formation of knowledge and understanding.
Prior to this, I had spent many years working as a social worker in an intimate care home.
I am currently working on a book project that will examine the ways that the scientific study of knowledge is affected by social norms and institutions.
My goal is to develop a set of theories to explain the evolution of the social norms that shape our knowledge.
I’m currently a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and am a fellow of the Association for Research in Computational Intelligence (ARCI), an organization that focuses on advancing the field of computational intelligence.
I also am a Fellow of the International Association for Computational Learning and Learning (IACLL) and a member, as well as a member and adviser, of the Artificial Intelligence Society.
In addition to my research, I enjoy a variety of social interactions, including speaking, hiking, gardening, golf, and playing cards.
My interests lie in the intersection of human and computer systems.
I teach at the university, at the library, and in public schools.
My writing has appeared in various online and print publications, including the journals Social Cognition and Cognition, Human Computation, and Computational and Cognitive Psychology.
I can be reached at [email protected]