I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University, and the Program Lead for Ethics Lab’s Engaging Ethics Initiative. In Fall 2019, I’ll begin as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy at Princeton University. Previously, I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Southern California. 


In my research, I’m interested in impairments to agency and their implications for theorizing in various normative domains. Currently, I focus on questions about moral responsibility and blame as well as questions about well-being and meaningfulness in life.


I am an experienced teacher with a serious interest in creative pedagogy. One of my particular interests and areas of experience is in developing immersive curricula for teaching philosophy’s transferable skills.

My office at Georgetown is Healy Hall 405. You can contact me at gorman.august@gmail.com.