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I am an associate professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

My main areas of interest are ethics, moral psychology, East Asian philosophy, and comparative philosophy. My research centers on deepening our understanding of the nature of well-being, and relevant concepts including emotion, virtue, and friendship. In both research and teaching, I seek to employ an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural methodology that integrates traditional philosophical analysis with contemporary psychological research and insights from East Asian philosophical traditions. 

I am also the co-host with Justin Tiwald of

This Is The Way: Chinese Philosophy Podcast 

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