I’m a social scientist studying human communication on faculty in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. My research investigates the mechanisms that bias moral judgments. I am most interested in the contexts that motivate people to perceive immoral actions as moral (or vice versa).
A major goal of my work is to understand and predict moral judgment biases by intersecting communication theory with moral psychology. I ground my work in mass media entertainment and interpersonal communication theories.
Being primarily experimental, I commonly use open science tools to share my conceptualizations, predictions, operationalizations, datasets, and analyses with others.