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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 a larger lecture/seminar course 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 almost 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
University of Chicago
The Philosophy of Games and Play (undergraduate seminar of my own design)
Human Being and Citizen (year-long seminar covering major works in Western philosophy and literature)
General Philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind for first-years)
Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Hume)
Post-Kantian Philosophy (Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre)
Frege, Russell, Early Wittgenstein
Schopenhauer and Nietzsche
Wittgenstein and Heidegger
Technology & Society II (interdisciplinary animal studies)