I am teaching four courses at the University of Toronto in 2017-18: Aristotle's Ethics (syllabus, readings), Philosophy of Emotions (syllabus, readings, first essay), Ethics of Race & Gender (focusing on cultural appropriation and white blindness), and Business Ethics.
Previously, I have taught a lecture course on Ancient Philosophy (Summer 2014), two courses in Environmental Ethics (Summer 2015 and Spring 2017; syllabus, readings, first essay, second essay, third essay), and a seminar on the Philosophy of Emotions (Spring 2017).
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 professors to improve the design of their writing assignments. This continued work I began in 2016 as the departmental 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 the structure and clarity of their papers. Here are two guides I made: Giving Feedback and How to Write a Philosophy Paper.
In addition to my work as sole instructor, I have led tutorials for Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2015, with T. Hurka), Later Medieval Philosophy (Spring 2015, with D. Black), and Ancient Philosophy (Fall 2012-Spring 2013, with J. Whiting, and B. Inwood).
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.