Before coming to UAlbany, he taught at Harvard College, the Zhejiang Institute of Science and Technology in Hangzhou, China, and worked as a researcher at the Joint Center for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He writes on the topics of trust, promises, character, self-deception, and rationalization. He has also done work in bioethics (in particular, trust and consent) and the philosophy of art (in particular, fiction-directed emotion, imaginative resistance, and the autographic/allographic distinction). His recent work appears in academic journals such as Ethics, the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. See his website for forthcoming papers.