I am a philosopher at the City University of New York. In particular I am a Professor in the Philosophy Program and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Program at LaGuardia Community College (for more on philosophy at LaGuardia see see the NPR story on our program). I am also a member of the NYU Project on Space, Time, and Consciousness. This project is sponsored by the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies and is directed by David Chalmers
My work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science but I also have interests and projects in the philosophy of language, metaethics, philosophy of physics, logic and the philosophy of logic, as well as the history of philosophy.
I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in Cognitive Science from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2008.
From 2002-2003 I was at the University of Connecticut, where I earned my M.A. in Philosophy (and did some work in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory led by James Chrobak), and from 2000-2002 I was at San Francisco State University where I worked in the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory led by Mark Geisler and completed all requirements for the M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Physiological Psychology (while officially enrolled in the philosophy program). You can find my CV here.
In addition there is a full list of my work at my PhilPapers profile (or my Google Scholar page), and I have a lot of videos at my Youtube channel (including some videos of my talks, as well as from the Online Consciousness Conference, my online course lectures, and my attempts at playing ‘music’ with my fellow philosophers and cognitive scientists…for those who are gluttons for punishment see the story on the Qualia Fest in the New York Times).
I was also interviewed by Richard Marshall in 3:AM Magazine and appeared on Philosophy TV having a discussion with Pete Mandik, and a second time with Keith Frankish. As if that isn’t enough, I occasionally blog at Philosophy Sucks!, have been a contributor to Brains (a group blog on topics in the philosophy and science of mind), and was the co-host of the SpaceTimeMind podcast!