I am teaching four courses at the University of Toronto in 2017-18: a fourth-year seminar on Aristotle's Ethics (syllabus, readings), a intermediate-level seminar on the Philosophy of Emotions (syllabus, readings, first essay), an intermediate-level seminar on Virtue Ethics and Moral Perception, and an introductory lecture course in Business Ethics.
Previously, I have taught an introductory lecture course in Ancient Philosophy (Summer 2014), two intermediate-level lecture courses in Environmental Ethics (Summer 2015 and Spring 2017; syllabus, readings, first essay, second essay, third essay), and a second 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 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 to assist with these tasks: Giving Feedback and How to Write a Philosophy Paper.
In addition to my work as sole instructor, I have also 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 my statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations upon request.