New Faculty Hire
David Frank holds a B.A. in philosophy from Yale and will receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin in 2012 for his dissertation "Values and Decisions in Biological Conservation," supervised by Sahotra Sarkar. At the University of Texas he was affiliated with the Biodiversity and Biocultural Conservation Laboratory and worked on projects ranging from the epidemiology of Chagas disease in Texas to the game theory of conservation conflicts. His dissertation concerns ethical controversies in biological conservation and philosophical issues that arise in normative applications of decision and game theory, particularly the problems of commensurability of multiple values and cooperation between multiple agents.