Teaching

My goal in my courses is to create an environment where students can engage within their own culture as well as cultures of others. This is achieved through teaching a diverse variety of traditions and showing how these traditions directly influence our modern epoch. This approach helps students see their presuppositions and assumptions arising from their own traditions, which helps students develop critical reasoning skills. I have further interest in modeling my courses with a universal design, in which the tools all of my students need to succeed in the course are built in the design.

Testimony:

(Taken from Student Evaluation of Teaching surveys.)

“His enthusiasm to teach the material made me more excited and open to learning. His classes are very well organized and he’s very invested in ensuring that the students learn to best of their abilities. I appreciate that he consistently made himself available to answer any follow up questions from lectures or about upcoming assignments. Additionally, there was a great balance of independent work and group discussions. The way classes were set up, I feel as though it was great to be able to digest the material taught at our own pace, and then come together to take polls and discuss our opinions.”

“I initially had no interest in philosophy, but his lectures were engaging and kept me awake despite it being early in the morning. I genuinely enjoyed attending class. He is also very accommodating towards students with disabilities and cares about all his students.”

“He demonstrated social ability to efficiently and kindly reason with students when it came to ideas concerning a certain philosophy in order to find common ground for expanding students ideas to allow them to assimilate the material more effectively.”

“He was very good at explaining and explained things multiple times. He clearly cared that we understood the material, not just memorizing facts. It made learning more interesting and fun.”

“I personally loved how accessible he made his work. It was all online and he gave us more than enough time to do it. Very understanding and helpful.”