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 proved highly beneficial as it provided an excellent foundation in the principles of teaching more generally. I credit that training, in part, for my having received the highest average student feedback scores among student philosophy instructors while at Boulder, for being offered the Lead Graduate Instructor position in philosophy, and for being the top candidate in philosophy for a campus-wide award for excellence in teaching.

    I have taught for four semesters at the University of Colorado as an instructor of record. Here are my syllabi for courses in ethics, philosophy of religion, and medieval philosophy. Below, you can find information about various teaching honors I've received, presentations I've given on pedagogy, and student evaluation data.

    I am extremely excited to be working with the wonderful students at San José State this fall!

Teaching Honors

Offered Lead Graduate Teacher at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Philosophy), 2015-16.        (Declined due to fellowship restrictions.)

Offered nomination for Campus-Wide Excellence in Teaching Award (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. students fill out anonymous evaluations of their professors called, "Faculty Course Questionnaires" (FCQs). You can access my records here.