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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Philosophy
Alexander

Alexander

PhD

Expertise

Clinical psychology, geropsychology, mental health, dementia, research methods & statistics, integration of psychology and philosophy

Will

Will

MA

Expertise

Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Work with Philosophy and the social sciences, Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Cayla

Cayla

MS

Expertise

Interdisciplinary or Exploratory Projects, Writing/Research, Music and Recording/Music Production, Journalism, Creative/Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, Psychology/Sociology Research

Douglas

Douglas

MA

Expertise

Literature, Poetry, Game Studies, Psychology, Philosophy (especially existentialism), Critical/Cultural Theory, and Arts

Chang

Chang

MPhil candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, Political Theory, Comparative Literature, Journalism

Mallika

Mallika

MA

Expertise

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Real Analysis

Stephen

Stephen

MPhil candidate

Expertise

History, Geography, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies

Thomas

Thomas

JD candidate

Expertise

Contemporary/comparative legal responses to emergencies; legal and geopolitical ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Aditya

Aditya

PhD candidate

Expertise

computer science (including web dev and machine learning), economics (esp. game theory and/or behavioral economics), philosophy

Madeline

Madeline

PhD

Expertise

social psychology, developmental psychology, moral psychology, artificial intelligence

Judson

Judson

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ancient Philosophy, Theology, Biblical Studies, Art & Faith, Church History

Daniel

Daniel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy

Kevin

Kevin

JD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, Law, Social Sciences

R.J

R.J

PhD

Expertise

Literature, English, philosophy, music, German, queer studies, classics (Latin and Greek), linguistics, interdisciplinary humanities, critical pedagogy

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

MA

Expertise

Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, History (American Civics, Government, Political Theory), Communications, Writing for Broadcast, Journalism, Video Art, Video Production, Creative Writing

Hala

Hala

JD candidate

Expertise

Human Rights, American Foreign Policy, Political Science and Theory, Classics, Creative Writing

Miwa

Miwa

PhD

Expertise

Bioethics, genetics, genomics, gene editing, evolution, population genetics

Jake

Jake

PhD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy of Science, Mind, and Cognitive Science; Neuroscience and Psychology Projects, especially in perception; History of Philosophy; Creative Fiction and Nonfiction

Sam

Sam

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ethics and Public Policy; Political Theory; American Politics; Law

Will

Will

PhD candidate

Expertise

philosophy of language (and linguistics), cognitive science (especially neuroscience and psychology), environmental ethics, ethics of artificial intelligence