Dr. Rescorla is a professor of Philosophy at UCSB, specializing in the philosophy of language, mind, psychology, and logic. His current research concerns three topics: 1) the nature of assertion; 2) non-propositional varieties of representation; and 3) the relation between computational and mental processes. He has contributed "The Computational Theory of Mind" entry to the Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy. Training & awards: Dr. Rescorla has degrees in Philosophy & Mathematics from Harvard. He was an NSF fellow in Mathematical Sciences, an RM Martin fellow in Philosophy, and a John Parker scholar at Harvard. After joining the faculty at UCSB, he won the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers.