A list of my current courses can be found on my FIU website.

I. Courses Taught 

syllabi posted here cannot be used or modified without prior consent of instructor

PHI 4224 – Philosophy of Film (Spring, 2017) (Philosophy of Film Syllabus)

PHI 3600 – Aesthetics (Fall, 2016) (FIU PHI 3800)

PHI 2600 – Introduction to Ethics – Applied Ethics (Spring, 2017) (FIU PHI 2600 Spring)

PHI 2600 – Introduction to Ethics – Normative Ethics (Fall, 2016) (FIU PHI 2600 )

PHL 320 – Critical Reasoning (PSU, Spring 2016) (PHL 320 Syllabus)

PHL 369 – Philosophy of Sex and Love (PSU, Winter 2016) (PHL 369 Syllabus)

PHIL 500 – Teaching Seminar in Philosophy co-taught with Ann Baker (UW, Fall 2014) (PHIL 500 Syllabus)

PHIL 102 – Contemporary Moral Problems (UW, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2014) (PHIL 102 Summer Syllabus)

PHIL 240 – Normative Ethics (UW, Summer 2012) (PHIL 240 Syllabus)

PHIL 102— Moral Problems co-taught with Patrick Taylor Smith (UW, Summer 2012)

PHIL 200 – Aesthetics of Everyday Life (UW, Summer 2011) (PHIL 200 Syllabus)

PHIL 115 – Practical Reasoning co-taught with Joe Ricci (UW, Summer 2011)

PHIL 114—Philosophy of Law (UW, Summer 2009) (PHIL 114 Syllabus)

PHIL 241—Topics in Ethics: Ethics and Aesthetics (UW, Winter 2010) (PHIL 241 Syllabus)

PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy (UW, Summer 2010) (PHIL 100 Syllabus)

PHIL 114—Philosophy of Law (UW, Summer 2009) (PHIL 114 Syllabus)

PHILOS 101 – Introduction to Philosophy: Selected Topics and Issues (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Summer 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004)



II. Teaching Awards and Recognition

College of Arts, Science & Education Faculty Teaching Award, Florida International University (2017)

Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Philosophy Department, University of Washington, 2014-2015

I was hired as the teaching and learning coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year. Students are chosen based on their record of excellence in teaching. The primary duties include directing the philosophy writing center (http://www.phil.washington.edu/resources/writing-center) and teaching a philosophical pedagogy class to incoming graduate students. Other duties include running quarterly teaching workshops for graduate students and faculty, and providing peer teaching mentoring.

Philosophy Department Teaching Award, University of Washington, 2010

The department grants this competitive award to one or two graduate students per year for excellence in teaching. I won this award in 2010, primarily for my work developing and teaching my solo course in philosophy of law, as well as for my teaching assistant duties.

Dean’s Letter for Exceptional Teaching, University of Washington, 2006, 2008

Exceptional teaching letter is given to those social science teaching assistants who have received exceptionally high student evaluations (usually 4.8 or higher out of 5), both in overall evaluations and in “amount learned.” I have received this letter twice, for the 2006-2007 academic year and the 2008-2009 academic year. (A pdf of the letter is available upon request.)

Center for Teaching and Learning Letter of Thanks, University of Washington, 2012, 2014, 2015.

Letter given to those who planned and facilitated workshops for both the 2012 and 2014 TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Research. My workshops included, “Teaching Your Own Class: First Day and Beyond,” “Balancing Graduate School Demands,” and “Active Learning in the Classroom.” My workshops have received between 4.6 and 4.9 (out of 5) from graduate student evaluations. (2014 Evaluations are available as pdfs: RA:TA Conference Evals Balancing 1 2014RA:TA Balancing Evals 2014 Section2RA:TA Active Learning Class 2014) (All other evaluations available upon request)