About Me

My name is Will Riley. I wear multiple hats as a researcher, teacher, designer, coder, and writer.

As a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) at the University of Georgia, I research topics in moral psychology and moral education. For my doctoral dissertation, I am researching why people have moral concern for harming animals and how to increase it. Specifically, I am testing whether attributing mental capacities to animals increases our moral concern for harming them. I also research how digital media and educational technologies influences moral education through harm perception. My advisor is Dr. Leonard Martin.

I have a M.S. in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Reed College. I’ve also completed undergraduate and graduate coursework in psychology, informatics, statistics, public health, and literature from the University of Michigan, George Mason University, Portland State University, University of North Dakota, and Georgia State University.

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