John is a seventh-year graduate student. His research is mainly in epistemology, and in related areas of philosophy of mind, metaethics, and action theory. He is working on a dissertation exploring the nature of rationality and the relationship between forms of agency manifested through physical and through mental activity.
Before coming to UNC, John completed a B.A. in philosophy at Swarthmore College and a fellowship in bioethics at the National Institutes of Health.