I teach classes in American philosophy, bioethics, metaethics, normative ethics, and the history of ethical theory.
I teach my introductory-level courses historically to offer a sense of how philosophy can shape and be shaped by its context. I strive to work with my students from insights and developments in the history of philosophy toward pressing contemporary issues that bear on our communities and our self-understanding.
I have a Teaching Fundamentals Certificate from the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation at the University of Toronto, which I earned through a series of workshops on topics including pedagogy, equity and diversity in the classroom, and engaging students through writing.
In Fall 2022, I am teaching two introductory offerings: Introduction to Medical Ethics (PHIL 1008) and a first-year writing seminar somewhat peculiarly titled Ethics Life/Death (PHIL 1111).
In Spring 2023, I will offer a graduate seminar on Theories of Well-Being.
At Vanderbilt University
Theories of Well-Being (Graduate Level) ~ Spring 2023
History of Normative Ethics (Graduate Level, Co-taught with Matthew Congdon) ~ Spring 2021
Pragmatism & Value (Graduate Level) ~ Spring 2020
Ethics & Mental Health ~ Fall 2020
Contemporary Moral Problems ~ Spring 2020/Fall 2019
Introduction to Medical Ethics ~ Fall 2020/Spring 2021/Fall 2022
Ethics & Medicine (Death & Dying) ~ Fall 2019
First Year Writing Seminar (Ethics Life/Death) ~ Fall 2022
At Fordham University (Rose Hill)
Normative Ethics (Graduate Level) ~ Spring 2019/Spring 2018
Metaethics (Graduate Level) ~ Fall 2017
Ethics & Mental Health ~ Spring 2018/Spring 2017 (Honors progam)
Metaethics ~ Spring 2019/Fall 2016
Philosophy of George Santayana (Graduate Level) ~ Fall 2016
Freedom & Responsibility ~ Summer 2018/Summer 2017/Spring 2016
Philosophical Ethics ~ F17/S16/F15/F14
Human Nature ~ F18/S17/F16/S15/F14
At the University of Toronto (St. George)
Bioethics ~ Spring 2014
Knowledge & Reality (Co-taught with Kenneth Boyd) ~ Spring 2013