Teaching

Selected Teaching Experience

As course instructor:

  1. PHL 100 — Introduction to Philosophy (second term).
  2. PHL 375 — Ethics (Topic: Bodies and Values).

As tutorial leader:

  1. PHL 281 — Bioethics.
  2. PHL 275 — Intro to ethics (2x).
  3. PHL 240 — Persons, minds, and bodies.
  4. PHL 100 — Intro to philosophy (2x).
  5. PHL B09 — Biomedical ethics (3x).

As grader:

  1. PHL 384 — Ethics, genetics, and reproduction.
  2. PHL 382 — Ethics: death and dying.
  3. PHL 381 — Ethics and medical research.
  4. PHL 341 — Practical reason and human action.
  5. PHL 243 — Philosophy of human sexuality.

As invited guest lecturer:

Environmental reproductive justice (2018); Introduction to care ethics (2016); Introduction to climate change ethics (2016); Intuition in ethics (2016); Issues in medical assistance in dying (2017); Objections to the knowledge argument (2015); Privilege, preference, and sexual orientation (2017); The badness of death (2016); The healthcare practitioner patient relationship (2018); Truth-telling and confidentiality in health practices (2017).


Research and News:

  • Summer 2018: I will be the course instructor for “PHL 375: Ethics” in the first term of the summer. The general theme for the course will be the relationships between bodies and values in ethical theory and practice. More information will be posted to the Philosophy Department website and to Quercus at the beginning of term. In the second summer term, I will be the course instructor for the second half of “PHL 100: Introduction to Philosophy”. An updated syllabus for the second half of the course will be uploaded to Portal before the start of the new term.
  • Current research: I am currently working on two main projects around pedagogical practice.  The first concerns how we can reframe rhetoric and evaluations of “participation” in ways that are less discriminatory and unravel the ableist, classist, racist, and sexist backgrounds behind them. A section of this work was accepted as a presentation at the Accessibility Conference sponsored by the University of Guelph. The second project concerns the epistemic and material harms caused by our practices around accommodation requests in the classroom. Mark Fortney (University of Nebraska at Omaha) and I are currently preparing a manuscript on this latter topic, a section of which was accepted as a poster to the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division’s Teaching Hub, 2018.