My core of my teaching work is the intersection of ethics & epistemology.  I also teach bioethics, including classes on ethics & mental health and on death & dying.

I teach my introductory 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 try to offer a historical component in my electives as well, depending on the focus of each particular course.

Recent teaching has included courses on freedom and responsibility, metaethics, normative ethics, bioethics, ethics of mental health care, and epistemology.

At Vanderbilt in Spring 2020, I’ll be offering an undergraduate elective, Contemporary Moral Problems (PHIL 3606), and a graduate seminar on Pragmatism & Value (PHIL 9010).

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.

Here is a list of past classes:

At Vanderbilt

Contemporary Moral Problem ~ Fall 2019

Ethics & Medicine (Death & Dying) ~ Fall 2019

At Fordham

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 Campus)

Bioethics ~ Spring 2014

Knowledge & Reality ~ Spring 2013                                                   

Teaching Assistant/Tutorial Leader

Ethics and Mental Health ~ University of Toronto ~ Winter 2014/Winter 2013

Introduction to Philosophy ~ University of Toronto ~ Fall 2013

Introduction to Ethics ~ University of Toronto ~ Winter 2011/Winter 2010

Belief, Truth, Knowledge ~ University of Toronto ~ Fall 2010/Winter 2009

Freedom and Determinism ~ University of Toronto ~ Fall 2009

Law and Morality ~ University of Toronto ~ Spring 2009/Fall 2008

Knowledge, Mind, Existence ~ University of Saskatchewan ~ Winter 2007/Fall 2006