Paige Massey

Paige joined the Ph.D. program in 2019. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy in 2015 from Pepperdine University, where she was also a Great Books student. Her research specialization is epistemology, with much of her academic work focused on navigating the constraints and applications of competing theories of rational belief. Current projects involve the ethics of belief, epistemic normativity, evidentialism & new pragmatism, epistemic circularity & skepticism, holism in the theory of reasons, permissivism & underdetermination, testimonial deference, explainable AI, and the use of statistical information in public policy & legal decision-making. Her interests in ethics include effective altruism, metaethics, moral demandingness, ethics & information technology, and AI ethics. Paige has been a research assistant in epistemology and moral psychology, and she has received multiple awards from the graduate school for both research and teaching excellence.

Paige’s teaching experience includes symbolic logic, philosophy & the sciences, ethics & information technology, critical thinking, and introduction to philosophy. She also guest lectures through the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO), and she brings her research and background to bear on crucial social issues in the university community and beyond.

As part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students, Paige works with The Life You Can Save to educate people about effective charitable giving. As a chapter leader of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), Paige organizes diversity & inclusion initiatives, and she founded and runs an undergraduate mentorship program for underrepresented philosophy students. For five years, Paige was an English tutor and academic mentor with Paper Airplanes, an e-learning nonprofit that mitigates the education gap for students affected by war. Before graduate school, she completed a year of national service with AmeriCorps VISTA working in poverty alleviation at a refugee resettlement field office. Prior to that, she worked at the Museum of Tolerance in LA and interned in the Middle East through a program to develop global leaders.

For fun, Paige reads, plays tennis, watches foreign detective shows, and makes playlists. To find out more or to access Paige's CV, visit her personal website.