Teaching

The beginning of my college teaching career was by no means typical. I was first trained to teach special education at the elementary-school level. But that atypical training and experience proved highly beneficial as it provided an excellent foundation in the principles of teaching more generally.

I have been teaching at the college-level for several years now. Since Fall 2019, I've had the good fortune of working with the students at San Jóse State University. It has been a joy and privilege to teach both in the Philosophy Department and the Humanities Honors Program.

Below, you can find information about various teaching honors I've received, presentations I've given on pedagogy, and - when possible - publicly accessible formal student evaluation data.


Teaching Honors

Offered Lead Graduate Teacher at UC-Boulder (Philosophy), 2015-16. (Declined due to fellowship restrictions.)

Offered nomination for Campus-Wide Excellence in Teaching Award, CU-Boulder (2015-16). (Declined due to fellowship restrictions.)

Certificate in College Teaching, Graduate Teacher Program, CU-Boulder (2015).

Presentations on Teaching

"Making the most of contentious topics." Graduate Teaching Program Intercultural Workshop, CU-Boulder (Sept. 2015).

"Making every day count: backward design in lesson planning." Graduate Teaching Program Fall Intensive, CU-Boulder (Aug. 2015).

"Before during and after: teaching contentious topics." Graduate Teaching Program Fall Intensive, CU-Boulder (Aug. 2015).


Student Evaluation Data

At the University of Colorado, where I taught for four semesters, students fill out anonymous evaluations of their professors called, "Faculty Course Questionnaires" (FCQs). You can access my records here.