Teaching

My core of my teaching work is the intersection of ethics & epistemology. I teach classes in 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.

I will be on research leave for the 2021-22 academic year, but look forward to being back in the classroom in Fall 2022!

Past teaching:

At Vanderbilt University

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

Ethics & Medicine (Death & Dying) ~ Fall 2019

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