I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. My research is at the intersection of social and cognitive psychology, and concerns the nature of moral judgment, especially as it relates to emotion, social cognition, politics, and religion. My work has been published in journals including Perspectives on Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Cognitive Science, and my paper "Does incidental disgust amplify moral judgment? A meta-analytic review of experimental evidence" received an award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology for outstanding research conducted by a graduate student. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, quiz shows, and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens.

University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Psychology, August 2015
Certificate in University Teaching, December 2012
M.A., Psychology, May 2011

Cornell University
B.A., Psychology, Magna cum laude, May 2010
B.A., Religious Studies, May 2010
My Job at Booth

In addition to conducting research, I am also the Manager of Outreach for Booth's Center for Decision Research. What this means is that I am the first point of contact between researchers, participants, and CDR personnel. If you are a researcher who would like to run a study with one or more of our participant pools, or a prospective research participant looking to help science and make some extra cash, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will be happy to help.
The Painting

The banner at the top of this page is the School of Athens, painted by the Renaissance master, Raphael. The central figures are Plato and Aristotle, surrounded by many other titans of ancient Greek philosophy, whose exact identities have been variously debated. I chose this work to adorn my website for two reasons. First, I simply like the way it looks. The School was my favorite painting even before I became interested in (descriptive) ethics. Second, the themes of the painting dovetail with much of my own thinking. Raphael called the painting "Causarum Cognitio" - "Seek Knowledge of Causes" - the central task of any scientist, and the thinkers depicted believed, as I do, in the power of reasoning to guide us to moral conclusions, and in character as a central part of ethics.