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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Philosophy
Henry

Henry

PhD candidate

Expertise

robotics, machine learning/data science, philosophy, photography, organismal/mathematical biology

Will

Will

MA

Expertise

Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Work with Philosophy and the social sciences, Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Jake

Jake

PhD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy of Science, Mind, and Cognitive Science; Neuroscience and Psychology Projects, especially in perception; History of Philosophy; Creative Fiction and Nonfiction

R.J

R.J

PhD

Expertise

Literature, English, philosophy, music, German, queer studies, classics (Latin and Greek), linguistics, interdisciplinary humanities, critical pedagogy

Thomas

Thomas

JD candidate

Expertise

Contemporary/comparative legal responses to emergencies; legal and geopolitical ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Will

Will

PhD candidate

Expertise

philosophy of language (and linguistics), cognitive science (especially neuroscience and psychology), environmental ethics, ethics of artificial intelligence

Elyssa

Elyssa

Industry expert

Expertise

Composition, Social Sciences, Music Production, Cultural Studies, Journalism, Creative Writing

Hala

Hala

JD candidate

Expertise

Human Rights, American Foreign Policy, Political Science and Theory, Classics, Creative Writing

Madeline

Madeline

PhD

Expertise

social psychology, developmental psychology, moral psychology, artificial intelligence

Kristina

Kristina

MA candidate

Expertise

Anything involving the mind, brain, and behavior

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

MA

Expertise

Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, History (American Civics, Government, Political Theory), Communications, Writing for Broadcast, Journalism, Video Art, Video Production, Creative Writing

Judson

Judson

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ancient Philosophy, Theology, Biblical Studies, Art & Faith, Church History

Janos

Janos

PhD

Expertise

Quantum Optics, Quantum Computing, Electromagnetic Cloaking

Kelley

Kelley

Industry expert

Expertise

East Asian Philosophy, East Asian History, English, Creative Writing, Literature, Art Analysis, Music Analysis, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Psychology

Adrianna

Adrianna

PhD

Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychological impairments, cell biology, behavioral psychology, neuropharmacology, philosophy, cognitive psychology

Kevin

Kevin

JD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, Law, Social Sciences

Douglas

Douglas

MA

Expertise

Literature, Poetry, Game Studies, Psychology, Philosophy (especially existentialism), Critical/Cultural Theory, and Arts

Daniel

Daniel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy

Alexander

Alexander

PhD

Expertise

Clinical psychology, geropsychology, mental health, dementia, research methods & statistics, integration of psychology and philosophy

Gabriela

Gabriela

PhD

Expertise

American Literature, Philosophy and Film, Feminist and Queer Literature, Confessional and Autobiographical writing, Political Theory and Philosophy, History