Michael is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at Washington State University. He has a PhD from the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His main research interests are in the areas of philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of ecology, focusing on the methodology of modeling complex systems – especially within the field of community ecology. He is also interested in philosophy of psychology/cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and environmental ethics. Michael also has a passion for teaching.