The experience teaching diverse groups of undergraduate and graduate students has reinforced two convictions in me, as an instructor and philosopher. First, a central aim of higher education is, or should be, to prepare individuals to respond to pressing real-world issues. Second, the ability to navigate and respond appropriately to diversity makes for more rigorous and fruitful academic work, as well as responsible civic engagement. I am therefore committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in my work as a researcher, instructor, and member of the academic community more broadly.
It is also the case that the best learning happens when we feel safe and encouraged to take intellectual risks, share our perspectives, and learn from those of others. I therefore strive to promote the classroom conditions under which these outcomes can occur. In my experience, this means ensuring that each student feels enlivened by the intellectual activity in our class, empowered to speak up and effectively grapple with challenging material alongside others, and are equipped with the analytical and social skills needed to co-create an inclusive learning environment that promotes all students' academic and personal success.
Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2020; Rutgers)
Bioethics (Fall 2019; Bilkent)
Moral Psychology (Spring 2019; Bilkent)
Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud (Duke)
Ancient Philosophy (Duke)
Introduction to Philosophy (Duke)
Bioethics (Tufts, X2)
Feminist Philosophy (Tufts)
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest, I provide pedagogy consultation---with a particular emphasis on virtue pedagogy in pluralistic contexts---for faculty across the university, including from Mathematics, Philosophy, Communications, English, and Politics, as well as the Business school. Consultations include support for developing learning goals and modules, as well as tailored assignments and (quantitative and qualitative) assessment strategies. I also develop pedagogical resources, including teaching guides and reading lists, and lead workshops for faculty aimed at promoting social-emotional skill development and inclusive classroom environments.
Please feel free to contact me for syllabi, teaching evaluations, or for about my pedagogical approach and consulting work.