An important reason for my working in philosophy is that I believe I can (personally) do the most good for the world by teaching others to think clearly about the things that interest them most. I found this liberating and empowering in my own life and I want to liberate and empower others with the same philosophical tools I was given as a student. As a result, I am very passionate about my role as an educator. My approach to teaching is oriented around empowering students to take charge of their own learning processes by using flipped classroom and mastery model teaching techniques. Below you will find more information about my approach to teaching, sample syllabi and assignments, and a list of courses I've taught. I am always looking to improve my skills in the classroom, so if you have feedback, questions, or any advice or tools you'd like to share or discuss, I'd love to chat with you about them.

This video was made for Phil 302 Moral Cognition at Marist College in the Spring of 2020. It is part 2 of a 3 part series on Moral Motivation in which we discussed an article on the neuroscience of moral motivation. Students watched the video and responded to a writing prompt in a forum post.

This video was made for various iterations of my introduction to philosophy course. I always require my students to follow a strict argumentative writing structure to complete a paper in class over the course of several class periods. I walk around the classroom providing feedback and assistance on students' progress while they write. This creates a space to make mistakes in a low stakes environment while learning how to write good philosophy paper under direct supervision.

Marist College

  • Philosophical Perspectives (Phil 101)

  • Introduction to Ethics (Phil 200)

  • Bioethics (Phil 392)

  • Moral Cognition (Phil 302)

Hartwick College

  • Utopias and Dystopias (Phil 250)

  • Bioethics (Phil 250)

  • Whose to Blame? Blame and Moral Responsibility (Phil 250)

​SUNY New Paltz

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Classics (Phil 120)

University at Albany

  • History of Social and Political Philosophy (Phil 220)

  • World Religions (Phil 214)

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

  • Bioethics

  • Logic