My core of my teaching work is the intersection of ethics (broadly construed) & epistemology (broadly construed). I also teach bioethics, both at the introductory level and focusing more narrowly on ethics and mental health.
I teach my introductory courses historically to offer a sense of how philosophy can shape and be shaped by its context. I tend 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.
My recent teaching has included courses on freedom and responsibility, metaethics, normative ethics, bioethics, ethics of mental health care, and epistemology.
In the year ahead, I have an all-ethics line-up:
For Fall 2017, I’ll be offering a graduate class in Contemporary Metaethics (PHIL 7240), along with two sections of Fordham’s sophomore core course, Philosophical Ethics (PHIL 3000 – EP3).
In Spring 2018, I’ll be offering a graduate class in Normative Ethical Theory (PHIL 5114), and a brand new elective in the department, Ethics and Mental Health (PHIL 3936).
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:
Ethics & Mental Health (Honours Program) ~ Spring 2017
Metaethics ~ Fordham University ~ Fall 2016
Philosophy of George Santayana (Graduate Level) ~ Fordham University ~ Fall 2016
Freedom & Responsibility ~ Fordham University ~ Summer 2017/Spring 2016
Philosophical Ethics ~ Fordham University ~ S16/F15/F14
Human Nature ~ Fordham University ~ S17/F16/S15/F14
Bioethics ~ University of Toronto ~ Spring 2014
Knowledge & Reality ~ University of Toronto ~ Spring 2013
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