LUSK UCHRI headshot 1Bio:
I am a philosopher of science whose research addresses epistemological and metaphysical questions that arise when science aims to be socially relevant. A central topic in my work is the epistemology of computer simulations. Computer simulations are often employed when scientists cannot ethically or technologically experiment directly on systems of interest; they are thus crucial tools in socially relevant science. I also have special interests in the role that values should play in scientific reasoning, as well as the epistemic and ethical problems brought on by climate change.

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, jointly appointed in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Philosophy. I was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago. I earned my PhD from the University of Toronto in September 2015.

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