My main interests include the meaning, measurement, and political relevance of well-being. I am specifically interested in the role that the development of human potential plays in achieving a full human life. Other interests include bioethics, social justice, the limits of liberalism, feminist philosophy, as well as philosophy of education.

Those most responsible for shaping my beliefs include John Stuart Mill, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Martha Nussbaum, William Galston, Iris Marion Young, Howard Gardner, and Abraham Maslow.