Teaching

Teaching Assistant/Tutor

  1. Defining Death: What is human death? When does it occur? What ethical difference does it make – University of Leeds, Autumn 2019 semester (in progress)

Year 3 ethics project as part of the School of Medicine’s Year 3 Campus to Clinic. Topics discussing include somatic, whole-brain, and higher-brain definitions of death, and death as a process. Topics and reading list curated by me

  1. Medical Ethics (Georgia Testa) – University of Leeds, Autumn 2019 semester (in progress)

Part of the School of Medicine’s Year 1 Campus to Clinic. Topics discussing include capacity and autonomy, valid consent, truth-telling and withholding information, and confidentiality

  1. Knowledge, Self and Reality (Robin Le Poidevin) – University of Leeds, Spring 2019 semester

Topics discussing include scepticism, truth, other minds, the possibility of change, time and persistence, and the self

  1. The Structure of Reality (Steven French) – University of Leeds, Autumn 2018 semester

Topics discussed include various conceptions of what imposes a structure on what exists (e.g. laws, causality, space, and time)

  1. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (Scott Shalkowski) – University of Leeds, Autumn 2018 semester

Topics discussed include the Kalām cosmological argument, the problem of evil, atheism, agnosticism, and non-classical conceptions of God

  1. How Science Works (Ellen Clarke) – University of Leeds, Spring 2018 semester

Topics discussed included scientific realism, induction, testability, sociality and values in science, and reductionism

  1. Great Philosophical Thinkers (Nick Jones) – University of Leeds, Autumn 2017 semester

Topics discussed included Plato’s Meno, René Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, and John Locke’s “Of Identity and Diversity” (from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding)

  1. Introduction to Ethics (Lara Giordano) – University of Kansas, Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016 semesters

Topics discussed included Aristotelian virtue ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, ethics of care, abortion, hedonism, ethical egoism, divine command theory, and moral relativism

  1. Introduction to Philosophy (Sarah Robins) – University of Kansas, Autumn 2014 – Spring 2015 semesters

Topics discussed included personal identity, theories of knowledge, philosophy of mind and cognition, scientific reasoning, and artificial intelligence

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Tutor for the Kansas Athletics Tutoring Program: University of Kansas, fall 2015 – spring 2016

Tutored student-athletes in a variety of writing intensive subjects including Introduction to Ethics, English Composition, Ethics in Sports, Introduction to Philosophy, and Philosophical Communications