Pedagogy and the art of teaching have been an important part of my life for a number of years. I have experience teaching a variety of subjects (including French, English, creative writing, Women’s Studies, and of course, Philosophy) at a number of different levels.
Most recently, I have taught the following courses:
Philosophy 100: Concepts of the Person
This is a course about reasoning philosophically about human nature. It is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for students of all majors, though it is reading, and writing, and talking intensive. We will explore key historical and contemporary discussions about what it means to be human, focusing on questions about the relationships between knowledge, human growth and the good life, minds and bodies, freedom and determinism, and the individual and society. All along, we will be working to learn more about what it means to be fully human, in the hopes of gathering tools and building frameworks for lifelong growth and happiness.
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Women’s and Gender Studies 103: Women, Culture, and Difference.
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. It seeks to give students a familiarity with the history of feminism and women’s movements, as well as to how these have intervened to reshape our understanding of gender, sexuality, health, work, and community life. The course is organized around three themes: bodies, histories, and politics. It aims to expose students to an interdisciplinary approach to the field of Women’s Studies and will use a variety of texts, materials, and learning experiences to do so.
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Courses I hope to teach:
Philosophy and Happiness
Defining Health: Ontology, Epistemology, and Politics
Aristotle on Health and Well-Being
Bioethics in Context
Education and Health: Philosophical Perspectives
Women, Health, and Difference
Feminism and Embodiment
Philosophies of Becoming
Contemporary French Philosophy and the Ontological Turn
Aristotle and Pragmatism
Qualifications, training, and awards:
In 2003 I was state licensed to teach at the secondary level.
In 2008 I co-authored three articles on global economics and teacher training programs.
In 2010 I participated in the joint APA/AAPT Graduate Teaching and Learning Seminar.
In May of 2011 I received the Vivien Hartog Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching from the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at SUNY Stony Brook.
In May of 2011 I also participated in a round table on “The Science of Pedagogy at the Doctrina Vitae Annual Colloquium on the Teaching Life at The Faculty Center at SUNY Stony Brook.
In February of 2012 I presented a paper as part of an AAPT panel at the Central APA about how I use the concept of integrative course design to plan my courses.