Matt King

Postdoctoral Scholar
B.A. University of Virginia, 2001
M.A. University of Maryland, 2005
Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2008  

Matt King a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Law and Philosophy Program. King has designed and taught courses on theoretical and applied ethics, philosophy of action, and political philosophy. He won the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Maryland in 2006.
King’s research interests lie at the crossroads of Ethics and Action Theory, specifically in theories of moral responsibility. His research explores the connections between moral psychology, responsibility, and moral theory and how they come together to inform our evaluations of agents. He has written on negligence, and continues to be concerned with the relationship between moral responsibility, criminal responsibility, and civil liability.
King received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002. He earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. in philosophy (2008) from the University of Maryland. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Maryland and Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has recently been a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University.