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I am a PhD student studying the philosophy of education.

I consider myself equal parts student, teacher, and writer.

I teach ESPHE 4403: Ethics and the Professional Context of Teaching.

I am a 2018-2019 McPherson Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Education at University of Wisconsin Madison and University of Illinois Chicago. I am thinking about the relational, rather than the distributive, justification of No Excuses policies in public schools.

Some of my recent publications are:

Beyond adjustment: Authoring a (re)learned reality. Health Communicationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1440505

Digital Badges in the First-Year Composition Classroom. Kairos PraxisWiki, Issue 22.1, 28 July 2017

I co-wrote the “Political Representation & School Funding” page on the Educational Inequity in Franklin County website. (I am also responsible for the footnotes and the page jumps found throughout the website).