Teaching

You can view my full teaching portfolio here.

I enjoy teaching, and consider it an essential complement to my research: I think more clearly and precisely about material that I engage with as a teacher. I have taught in a range of settings, from Oxford’s tutorial system, to undergraduate seminars at the University of Chicago, to larger lecture/seminar courses at CUNY Hunter College and in McMaster University’s prestigious Arts & Science Program. My enthusiasm for teaching has translated into excellent responses from my students. I received a median score of 9 out of 10 on my effectiveness as a teacher at McMaster, and written comments repeatedly emphasized my strengths as an engaging and passionate teacher, and one that prompted deep reflection in my students. More than half of my student evaluations at the University of Chicago in the last year gave me the highest possible ranking in  every area of evaluation. My training as an actor and improviser enable me to communicate vividly and adapt flexibly to the flow of a discussion.

LIST OF COURSES TAUGHT

CUNY Hunter College

Spring 2018 (Scheduled)

Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy, Literature, and Life

Wittgenstein

Fall 2018

Humans and Other Animals

Heidegger

Twentieth-Century Philosophy

 

University of Chicago

Spring 2017

The Philosophy of Games and Play 

2013–17

Human Being and Citizen (year-long seminar covering major works in Western philosophy and literature)

 

Oxford Tutorials

2012–13

General Philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind for first-years)

Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Hume)

Post-Kantian Philosophy (Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre)

Later Wittgenstein

Aesthetics

2010

Later Wittgenstein

Frege, Russell, Early Wittgenstein

2009

Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

General Philosophy

Wittgenstein and Heidegger

 

McMaster University

Winter 2012

Technology & Society II (interdisciplinary animal studies)