I’m an associate professor in the I-School (the School of Library and Information Studies) and in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I am also an affiliate of the UW Law School. I have served recently as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

I work in the area of information ethics and policy. My current research concerns the nature and value of privacy, moral issues surrounding public health surveillance, rights to intellectual freedom, and theoretical foundations of the criminal law.

I received my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at UW, I was a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown universities and a law clerk to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Before attending graduate school I spent several years working for the National Park Service.