TEACHING

Texas State

At Texas State, I’ve taught the following courses:

  • Phil 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking - Syllabus

  • Honors 1305: Philosophy and the Internet - Syllabus

    • This was an honors seminar version of Phil 1305 that presented an introduction to philosophy by way of reflection on the philosophical dimensions of the shift to living a great deal of our lives online.

  • Phil 1320: Ethics and Society - Syllabus

  • Phil 1320: Ethics and the Arts - Syllabus

    • This was a specialized version of Phil 1320, focusing on ethical issues in the arts. Enrollment restricted to arts majors.

  • Phil 4435: Philosophy of Art - Syllabus

  • Honors 3398Q: Life Online: Epistemology, Ethics and Culture on the Internet - Syllabus

UCLA

I taught the following courses as a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA:

  • Phil 22 Introduction to Ethical Theory - Syllabus

  • Phil 177B Historical Studies in Existentialism: Nietzsche - Syllabus

  • Phil 161 Topics in Aesthetic Theory: Introduction to Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - Syllabus

  • Phil 161 Topics in Aesthetic Theory: Values of Art - Syllabus

  • Phil 153A Topics in Ethical Theory: Ethics of Friendship - Syllabus

  • Phil 191 Variable Topics Research Seminar: The Philosophy of Food - Syllabus

  • Phil 180 Philosophy of Action - Syllabus

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

At Princeton, I served as an assistant in instruction for a number of introductory and upper level philosophy courses:

  1. Phi 202/Chv 202 Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Spring 2012. Primary Instructor: Gilbert Harman. Introductory Course. Led two weekly discussion sections; assisted in designing syllabus and course materials; gave one guest lecture; graded assignments.

  2. Phi 326/Hum 326 Philosophy of Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Arts, Fall 2009, Spring 2011. Primary Instructor: Alexander Nehamas. Upper-level undergraduate course. Led three weekly discussion sections; assisted in designing syllabus and course materials; gave one guest lecture; graded assignments.

  3. Phi 306/Com 393 Nietzsche, Spring 2010. Primary Instructor: Alexander Nehamas. Upper-level undergraduate course. Led two weekly discussion sections; graded assignments.


I was also a Graduate Fellow at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, where I planned and ran annual orientations for new graduate student teachers in philosophy; conducted teaching observations and consultations; and contributed to McGraw Center programming on pedagogy.

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Over the summer of 2013, I co-taught Phi 102: Introduction to Philosophy, an introductory undergraduate course providing students with a historical overview of Western philosophy ranging from ancient to contemporary readings.