Bert Baumgaertner is assistant professor at the University of Idaho. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis, and his B.A. in Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University. His research lies at the intersection of philosophy and the cognitive and social sciences. His approach to issues in these areas is informed by a computational perspective. The theory of computation continues to inform our understanding of the nature of knowledge, language and the mind, which have been Bert's primary areas of interest. His most recent work extends a computational methodology to include issues in social epistemology. Bert is also interested in a wide range of areas in both the humanities and the sciences, especially when they come in contact with computation and evolution. He has won multiple awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award Graduate studies award for excellence in teaching at UC Davis, The Michael V. Wedin Teaching Award Teaching award for excellence in graduate student teaching at UC Davis, and the Social Sciences Dean's Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence Research award for doctoral students at University of California, Davis.