About Me

IMG_0350I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on fields such as philosophy of science, technology, and medicine; bioethics; food studies; ethics of emerging technologies, and science and technology policy. Conceptually, my research explores the relationships between three sets of issues: (1) the role of values in science, technology, and medicine; (2) the epistemic implications of the social organization of research, and (3) ethics and policy. I have explored these relationships primarily in the areas of biomedical research and agricultural biotechnology. I received a MA and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame and was later a Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to arriving at Georgia Tech, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University in Germany.