I have been an instructor of record for courses on early modern philosophy, logic/critical thinking, and ethics. And I have worked as a Teaching Assistant leading discussion sections for political philosophy, ethics, and ancient philosophy.
Teaching Portfolio Materials
Course-Specific Materials (syllabi, videos, assignments, course-by-course evaluations, etc.) - below
Courses Taught (details below)
As Instructor of Record:
History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period
Reasoning and Argument
(3x) Ethics in the 21st Century (college course for high school students)
Introduction to Ethics (with Prison Education Project)
As Teaching Assistant:
Ancient Foundations of Western Thought
(2x) Ethical Theory and Practice
Freedom, Equality, and Social Justice
Class Recordings: Kant Day 1 (with some Hume) and Wollstonecraft Day 1. To preserve student privacy, all student comments and contributions to discussion have been edited out. If you have any questions or would like more information about these class sessions, please contact me.
Assignment: During an early unit on informal fallacies, students were asked to analyze and evaluate specific arguments from Jonathan Swan's interview of Donald Trump from August 2020. Interview uploaded to Vimeo (originally on YouTube)
Assignment: After beginning predicate logic, students received another 2020 U.S. election-related assignment. Four questions about truth trees were to be completed in groups. The other five asked students to reconstruct arguments from the Vice Presidential debate, translate them into predicate logic, and evaluate them. Video of debate.
Asynchronous Course Video: Truth Tables. Created for students to watch before class. They came to class with questions about the material and ready to work through example problems as a group.
(3x) Ethics in the 21st Century: Business, Politics, and Technology (CORE 195). Summers 2019, 2020, 2021, USC. Co-instructor of record.
For USC's Summer Programs for High School Students. I designed and co-taught this course with David Clark in 2019, Jasmine Gunkel in 2020, and Laura Siscoe in 2021. 15-30 students: high schoolers seeking college credit. 2019 in-person, 2020 and 2021 online.
Taught incarcerated students in the Santa Fe Springs Transitional Reentry Program. Very small class: attendance varied and students were not permitted to have the classroom camera on. Online.