Teaching Assistant for PSYC 1a: Introduction to Psychology
Office: Rabb 366
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00pm to 2:00pm, or by appointment
Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, where his interests in math and neuroscience gradually evolved into a passion for philosophy. After graduating, he embarked on his teaching career by working as a Grinnell Corps Fellow for a year in Macau, China, and then spending two years in South Korea with the Fulbright Program.
As a young graduate student, Brian's research interests are deliberately flexible, although they tend to concern the philosophy of mind, as well as metaphysics and epistemology. Within these subject areas, some of his current interests include self-knowledge of mental states, the metaphysics of belief, contemporary cognitive science, and arguments for and against physicalism.
Apart from academics, Brian enjoys skiing, cooking, and listening to music. He will also happily exchange travel stories with anyone.