I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. I also serve as Chair of the Philosophy Department. I’ve been at WVU since 2007. Before that, I was a Faculty Fellow Researcher and Lecturer in Philosophy at UC San Diego. I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from UC Riverside in 2005. I am originally from South Carolina and I did my undergraduate work (and some graduate work) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

I work on ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of agency. My current research focuses on approaches to moral responsibility and conceptions of blameworthiness. I regularly teach classes on ethical theory, symbolic logic, and the philosophy of law; I sometimes teach upper-division courses on moral responsibility or free will.

Please feel free to contact me here if you have any questions or comments about my research or teaching.


Matthew Talbert


Mailing Address

Department of Philosophy, West Virginia University, PO Box 6312, Morgantown, WV 26506-6312


228 Stansbury Hall


Matthew Talbert