Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with high distinction, University California, Berkeley, 1986. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Houston, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, University California, San Diego, 1994.
Teaching fellow department philosophy, U. Houston, 1986-1987; reader department philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1988-1991; teaching assistant humanities program, University of California, San Diego, 1988-1990; writing instructor summer bridge program, University of California, San Diego, 1989; assistant professor philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, since 1992. Lecturer in field.
Member American Philosophical Association, Brain and Behavior Association, Cognitive Neurosci. Society, International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies in Biology, Philosophy of Science Association, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Philosophical Association, Golden Key, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Gary Lockwood Hardcastle, July 22, 1989. Children: Kiah, Cheshire, John Quinton.