Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, where he studied math, neuroscience, and eventually philosophy. After graduating, he was fortunate to be able to teach English and academic writing abroad with Grinnell Corps and the Fulbright Program.
As a graduate student, Brian's research interests are deliberately flexible, although they tend to focus on current issues in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Within these areas, some of his present interests include perception, self-knowledge of mental states (esp. belief), intentional action, metaphysics of mind, moral psychology, and, most recently, the orgin of concepts.
Apart from academic work, Brian enjoys cooking, traveling, and studying world history.