Associate Professor of and Graduate Director for Philosophy at the University of Windsor (Canada), Cross-appointed to Women’s Studies, a Fellow of the Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR). I helped found and remain active in the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS). I am also active in the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP), the Ontario Society for Studies in Argumentation (OSSA) and the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT).
My current research develops a naturalized view of fallacies that accounts for the availability of experts in our society as resources for argumentation and for theorizing about argumentation. History and sociology reveal that science is broadly and deeply influenced by cognitive biases, including some that reflect racist and sexist stereotypes, and psychology indicates that these biases are well-entrenched at the unconscious level of human cognition. Argumentation may be the most general arena in which we can address cognitive biases in a systematic fashion to be sure they help rather than hinder our understanding and the purposes that our understanding serves.
On-line, in addition to developing Critical Thinking Squared and the accompanying blog — both part of this site, there is an interview on CJAM Radio from March 2012. I am a signatory of the online petitions in support of the gendered conference campaign; please visit the official and unofficial petitions for details.
Undergraduate courses that I regularly teach include: (34-236/53-236) feminist philosophies; (34-357) philosophy of science; (34-260) informal logic — fallacies; (34-359/53-300) women, knowledge & reality; (34-255) knowledge, science & society; (34-473) recent American philosophy. In the coming years I expect to teach graduate courses on the epistemologies of ignorance (agnatology) and on fallacies of argumentation.