I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University.

I earned a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Since then, I have taught at Yale, Duke, Emory, and Iowa State universities and served for a time as managing editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy.

My teaching and research focuses on the history and philosophy of science, especially during the early modern period. I am particularly interested in the structure of scientific theories and theory change.


Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution is available from Cambridge University Press.

Reviews in Isis, HOPOS, Renaissance Quarterly, and elsewhere.

More information here.

Edited Volume

The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution (edited with Dana Jalobeanu) is available from Cambridge University Press.


In 2018, I organized an NEH-sponsored conference, Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science, at Iowa State.


Department of Philosophy

6080 Haley Center

351 West Thach Concourse

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama 36849