Most of my teaching is in Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy and Ethics (especially Applied Ethics). Below are the courses that I am teaching this year or have previously taught at the University of Toronto:
In 2015, I was awarded the Martha Lile Love Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy for my interdisciplinary Environmental Ethics course, which consisted largely of students from the life sciences.
I am committed to improving students' abilities to write powerfully and concisely. In 2016-2017, I was the philosophy department's Lead Writing TA. Among other things, I trained graduate student TAs on how to provide effective written feedback on undergraduate philosophy papers and collaborated with colleagues to improve the design of their writing assignments. This continued work I began in 2015 as the philosophy department’s Essay Clinician, in which capacity I led workshops for undergraduate students on how to write philosophy, assuming no prior experience; and consulted with 15-20 students per week to improve their philosophical writing. Here are two guides I made: Giving Feedback and How to Write a Philosophy Paper.
I am interested in the usefulness of philosophy in the public sphere, in increasing access to philosophy, and in using technology to achieve that. Over the past several years, I have worked as the University of Toronto’s campus liaison with Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi), helping to produce videos on the philosophy of religion and on epistemology.
In 2006, I taught a course on English Language & Literature at the Changchun University of Chinese Medicine in Changchun, China.
I am happy to provide a teaching statement, diversity statement, and student evaluations upon request.