Teaching

The key principle that guides my undergraduate teaching is that learning is an active, not receptive, process.  The more active students are in their own education, the more motivated they will be (both within the class and as lifelong learners), and the more they will take away from their courses.  To put this principle into practice, I set ambitious but achievable goals for students in my courses (such as evaluating accounts of social institutions by applying them to specific institutions they care about) and design a sequence of assignments to allow them to move toward those goals.  I also get students active in every class session, whether through discussion, group work, or short writing assignments.

My teaching experience includes the following courses:

Philosophy of Language, McMaster University, Fall 2017
Metaphysics, McMaster University, Fall 2017
Epistemology, Vassar College, Spring 2017
Philosophy of Language, Vassar College, Spring 2017
Philosophical Questions, Vassar College, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Seminar in Analytic Philosophy, Vassar College, Fall 2016
Sophomore/Junior Seminar, University of California, Riverside, Spring 2016
Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Language, University of California, Riverside, Spring 2016
Topics in Metaphysics: The Metaphysics of Social Reality, University of California, Riverside, Summer 2015
Language, Mind, and Reality, University of California, Riverside, Summer 2014
Introduction to Logic, University of California, Riverside, Summer 2013
Philosophy of Language, University of California, Riverside, Summer 2012

 

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