Teaching

I have taught the following classes:

Human Nature and Ethics, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Fall 2018 (2 sections)

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Fall 2018

Ethics, Saint Louis University
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Sample Syllabus

Medical Ethics, Saint Louis University
Summer 2017
Sample Syllabus

Introduction to Philosophy, Saint Louis University
Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2018
Sample Syllabus

Philosophy of Human Nature, Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2012 (2 sections), Spring 2013 (2 sections)

Critical Thinking, Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2011

In addition to the above classes, I have a broad range of additional teaching interests. For example, I would like to teach a course that focuses on historical and contemporary issues in the philosophy of mind, including the problem of consciousness, our knowledge of other minds, and the mind’s relation to the world. Likewise, I would be interested in teaching a course on metaphysics that concentrates on perennial issues such as realism versus nominalism, change and identity over time, and the nature of causation, while also targeting contemporary issues in social metaphysics such as the ontology of groups and the role of interpersonal relationships for individual identity. Moreover, I would love to teach courses that incorporate literary works into a philosophical study. Chief among the classes I would like to teach along these lines would be a course on Dante’s Divine Comedy and Aquinas’ ethics, as well as a course on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Neo-Platonic metaphysics in the middle ages.