Teaching

 

2020-2021

In the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Toronto, I will be a Lead Writing TA (LWTA) for the Department of Philosophy, and a grading TA for the following: HST209; PHL273; PHL355; PHL382; and PHLC10. I am not teaching my own courses this fall or winter.

As an LWTA, I work with the Faculty of Arts and Science’s “Writing-Integrated Teaching” (WIT) program to help develop writing instruction in the Department of Philosophy at St. George Campus. This involves working with course instructors on the design of their course and course assignments, as well as developing and delivering advanced training and support to TAs working in WIT-designated courses.

Selected Experience

As an instructor:

  • 2020: Ethics: Death & Dying. This course provided an advanced introduction to contemporary issues of death and dying in the context of health and healthcare, as well as an advanced introduction to interdisciplinary research methods in bioethics.
  • 2019: Topics in Ethical Theory. This third-year course took critical perspective on issues in normative and applied theory, with a focus on the roles of ‘bodies’ and ‘exclusions’ in ethics as a discipline, as well as an advanced introduction to research methods in moral philosophy.
  • 2018: Topics in Chinese Philosophy. Instructor, upon the passing of Vincent Shen. This third-year course focused on contemporary approaches classical Daoism.
  • 2018: Introduction to Philosophy. This first-year course was co-taught with Julia Smith. The second half of the course, which I led, focused on metaphysics, personal identity, and political philosophy.
  • 2018: Ethics (Summer 2018). This third-year course took critical perspective on issues in normative and applied theory, with a focus on the roles of ‘bodies’ and ‘exclusions’ in ethics as a discipline, as well as an advanced introduction to research methods in moral philosophy.

As a teaching assistant:

  • Bioethics: Introduction to Bioethics (2015, 2016, 2016, 2017, 2018); Death & Dying (2016, 2020); Genetics & Reproduction (2019, 2021); Medical Research (2017).
  • Chinese Philosophy: Introduction to the History of Chinese Philosophy (2019).
  • Moral and Social Philosophy: Introduction to Ethics (2016, 2017); Business Ethics (2019); Environmental Ethics (2020, 2021); Social Issues (2016).
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology: Belief, Knowledge, Truth (2020); Persons, Minds, and Bodies (2015); Practical Reason & Human Agency (2016).
  • Health Studies: Social Determinants of Health & Healthcare (2020)

As a Guest Lecturer:

  • 2020: “Determinants of Health: Disability & Place.” HST 209: Introduction to Health: Determinants of Health & Health Care
  • 2019: “Environmental Reproductive Justice.” PHL 384: Ethics: Genetics and Reproduction.
  • 2018: “Environmental Reproductive Justice.” PHL 384: Ethics: Genetics and Reproduction. “The Healthcare Practitioner–Patient Relationship.” PHL 283: Bioethics.
  • 2017: “Contemporary Issues in Medical Assistance in Dying.” PHL 283: Bioethics. “Sexual Orientations.” PHL 243: Philosophy of Human Sexuality.
  • 2016: “Ethics and Climate Change.” PHL B05: Social Issues. “Truth-Telling & Confidentiality.” PHL B09: Biomedical Ethics. “Introduction to Care Ethics.” PHL 275: Introduction to Ethics. “Thought Experiments in Ethics.” PHL 100: Introduction to Philosophy. “The Badness of Death.” PHL 489: Advanced Topics in Philosophy.

Teaching Research Presentations

  • 2020
    • “Accessible Online Teaching During COVID-19.” Invited speaker for University of Toronto Writing-Integrated Teaching Lead Writing Teaching Assistants Workshop. Toronto, ON, CAN
    • “Engaged Online Teaching During COVID-19.” Invited speaker for University of Toronto Writing-Integrated Teaching Lead Writing Teaching Assistants Workshop. Toronto, ON, CAN
    • “Accessible Online Teaching During COVID-19.” Invited speaker for University of Toronto Department of Philosophy Teaching Lunch. Toronto, ON, CAN
    • “Disability, Evidence, and Policy: Reappraising Research on Restricting Student Laptop Use.” Ethics of Pedagogy Speaker Series. Centre for Ethics. Toronto, Ontario, CAN. Peer-reviewed.
  • 2019              
    • “Designing for Diversity: Broadening Language and Practices Around Accessibility and Accommodation.” Accessibility Conference. Guelph, Ontario, CAN. Peer-reviewed.
    • Roundtable on “Problematizing ‘Academic’ Knowledge.” Invited panelist. University of Toronto Underrepresented Philosophy Conference. Toronto, Ontario, CAN.
  • 2018
    • “Rethinking ‘Participation’: Inclusive Design in Evaluation of Student Engagement.” Accessibility Conference. Guelph, Ontario, CAN. Peer-reviewed.
    • Co-authored with Mark Fortney: “Epistemic Exploitation of Students in Accommodation Policies and Practices.” American Philosophical Association (Eastern). Savannah, Georgia, USA. Peer-reviewed.
  • 2016              
    • “Casuistry and Case-Based Introductions to Philosophical Bioethics.” Canadian Bioethics Society. Toronto, Ontario, CAN. Peer-reviewed.
    •  “Accounting for ‘Difference’ in Evaluation Construction: A Rubric-Consultation Assignment for Alternative Projects.” George Brown Philosophy of Education Conference. Toronto, Ontario, CAN. Peer-reviewed.
  • 2015              
    • “Learning to Listen: Accounting for ‘Difference’ in Philosophy Instruction.” Indiana Philosophy Association. Richmond, Indiana, USA. Peer-reviewed.
    • “Learning to Listen: Accidental Exclusions in the Process of Inclusion.” University of Toronto Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Conference. Toronto, ON, CAN.