As Instructor of Record
PHIL 116 — Introduction to Bioethics: Biomedicine, Culture, Death. Fall 2018. Syllabus.
As Teaching Assistant (Co-Teacher)
PHIL 115 — Introduction to Ethics (Instructor of Record: Dr. Michael Sullivan). Spring 2018.
As Teaching Assistant (Grader)
PHIL 200 — Ancient Greek & Medieval Philosophy (Instructor of Record: Dr. Jeremy Bell). Fall 2017.
Departmental Service & Invited Lectures
President, Friday Philosophy Forum (of the Graduate Philosophy Society), 2017-2018
Invited Lecturer, PHIL 116 — Bioethics (Topic: Relational and Care Ethics), 3 Nov. 2017.
PHIL 100 — Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Others, Classical and Critical. Syllabus.
PHIL 111 — Existentialism: Anxiety, Authenticity, Boredom. Syllabus.
PHIL 115 — Introduction to Ethics: Thinking, Relating, Caring. Syllabus.
PHIL 200 — U.S. Pragmatism and Religion. Syllabus.
PHIL 300 — Continental Philosophy: Classical and Critical Phenomenologies. Syllabus.
PHIL 300 — American Philosophy: Sor Juana to Anzaldúa. Syllabus.
PHIL 300 — Caribbean Philosophy. Syllabus.
PHIL 300 — Latin American Philosophy. Syllabus.
PHIL 300 — Decolonizing Human Rights. Syllabus.
PHIL 400/500 — Varieties of U.S. Religious and Aesthetic Experience. Syllabus.
I wrote this “Tip Sheet” for philosophy à la other tip sheets for writers. Just as I do for all of my teaching documents, I invite feedback on what has worked for your students and how you might modify my suggestions.
“The joy of learning,” Simone Weil writes of education, “is as indispensable in study as breathing in running.” How, then, to involve joy in the classroom? My pedagogy responds to this question. I present the classroom as a space of mutual respect, including careful disagreement and a willingness to affirm as well as to challenge one another’s ideas. In particular, I have observed that joy is present in learning when students grow through (1) frequent, reflective writing, (2) careful inquiry about texts, and (3) developing their own philosophical positions.
My full Teaching Statement is available upon request.