I was born in New York state, and grew up in Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
In 2003 I received my BA from the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America.
From 2003 to 2009 I was a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and then at U.C. Berkeley. My dissertation was supervised by Alva Noë and John Campbell, with Lynn Robertson and Stephen Palmer as outside members.
I taught from 2010-2013 at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, then moved to Florida State University, where I am now a full professor. Since the fall of 2018 I've been spending part of my time as a graduate student in the Psychology department, thanks to an Academic Cross-Training Fellowship from the John Templeton Foundation.
My wife, Angela, is also a philosopher. We have six living children, and one more who is deceased. Our family attends St. Eugene Chapel, a historically black Catholic parish in Tallahassee.