Professor Roth received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Davis (2003), and he joined Drake’s philosophy and religion department in 2009. His work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Philosophical Studies, Mind and Language, Synthese, and Philosophical Psychology. He has also presented his research at numerous conferences and seminars, and in 2012 Professor Roth was the president of the Iowa Philosophical Society.
Professor Roth’s research is primarily in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, and he is especially interested in questions surrounding scientific explanation, mental representation, and the nature of knowledge. These interests inform several of Professor Roth’s regular course offerings, including Neuroscience and the Law (PHIL 140), Philosophy of Science (PHIL 129), and Minds, Brains, and Computers (PHIL 130).