Ben is a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy. His focus is in the philosophy of language, with some philosophy of mind and epistemology thrown in. He is writing a dissertation on how we communicate while reasoning cooperatively in situations of uncertainty.
Ben is originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. from Vassar College, where he studied philosophy and mathematics. Before coming to USC, Ben worked as an English instructor at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. He has taught as a TA for a range of philosophy courses at USC - including Ancient Greek Culture and Society, Mind and Self in Western Thought, and Contemporary Moral and Social Issues.