Teaching

I have extensive experience as an instructor of record and in syllabus design. Fundamentally, teaching for me is about changing the way people accept claims and make decisions. Philosophers learn to question underlying assumptions. Historians learn to investigate context and explore the (often messy) origins of taken-for-granted practices. Pedagogically I seek to inculcate habits of mind, such that when students encounter a new claim, they have the discipline, background knowledge, and conceptual tools to pursue substantive justification. This aim leads naturally to an open and dialogic classroom, where students are encouraged to challenge my assumptions and biases as well as their own.

Courses Taught and Designed as Instructor of Record
Courses Taught as Assistant Instructor
Revolutions in Science: Plato to NATO (Introductory History of Science)
Senses and Sensory Perception