I believe that Philosophy is a craft for enhancing our lives, and philosophy should engage the whole person--body, emotions, spirit, and intellect. I teach using a wide variety of methods and formats to engage and develop the diverse abilities and potentials of my students.
Origins of Philosophy
WONDER: Astonishment, Amazement, Awe, Mystery, Curiosity, Desire
DOUBT: Confusion, Uncertainty, Mistrust, Disbelief
DISTRESS: Loss, Breakdown, Trauma, Shock, Grief, Anxiety, Pain, Agony
From these origins, we pursue philosophical questions about the meaning of life, who we are, and how we ought to live with others.
I am currently a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at UNC-Greensboro. From 2007-2014 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. I have also taught at Elon University, North Carolina State University, NC A&T University, Durham Technical Community College, Wake Forest University, Alamance Community College, Duke University, and Tidewater Community College.
In addition to colleges and universities, I have offered classes in Autobiographical and Philosophical writing at The Arts Center in Carrboro, the Chapel Hill Senior Center, and the Duke Center for Learning in Retirement.
I have also given public lectures and workshops on Ethics and the War on Terror and Autobiographical Writing through the NC Humanities Council.
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Environmental Ethics
- Pacifism and Just War Theory
- Ancient Western Philosophy
- Managerial Ethics/Business Ethics
- Autobiography and Philosophy
- Hegel and Marx
- Critical Thinking and the Media
- 20th Century Continental Philosophy
- Philosophy of Technology
- Cultural Diversity in America
- Introduction to Film
- Ethics and Health
- Ethics and Criminal Justice
- Modern Political Philosophy
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