Mike Mazza is an associate fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, where he teaches in the Objectivist Academic Center. Dr. Mazza received his PhD in philosophy from Saint Louis University. His research is focused on the philosophy science, especially the metaphysics of causation. Prior to joining ARI in 2020, he taught introductory courses in philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking. He graduated from the OAC in 2009.