Michael Brent holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver. He spent two years as a Bradley Postdoctoral Fellow at Carthage College and before that taught as an Adjunct Instructor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cooper Union in New York. He works on metaphysical issues arising at the intersection of philosophy of action and philosophy of mind. The guiding thread that unites much of his current research is the notion of effort. He recently published a paper on that topic in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and has a book review forthcoming in the Journal of Moral Philosophy.