A philosophy professor at Grinnell College, teaching courses in Early Modern Philosophy and the History and Philosophy of Science. Research on Spinoza (Spinoza’s Radical Cartesian Mind, Continuum 2007) and early modern natural philosophy (Cartesian Empiricisms, Springer 2013).
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A mother and an advocate for children’s mental health and Co-founder and Co-director of Mothers On the Frontline, a non-profit organization which is dedicated to caregiver healing and children’s mental health advocacy through storytelling. Founder of the NAMI Johnson County Children’s Coalition and member of the NAMI Iowa Advocacy Committee. Served on the Iowa Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (2014-2018) and Iowa Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being Workgroups and Advisory Committee (2015-2018.) Previously chaired the NAMI Iowa Children’s Mental Health Committee (2014-2017); co-chaired the Coalition that produced the 2015 Statewide Call for Action: A Strategic Plan for a Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa.
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