“Alex is just an awesome professor and if I didn’t take this class with him, it probably would have sucked.”
~ Anonymous Student Comment
For the next academic year, I’ll be on a dissertation fellowship. Looking forward to teaching again in the not-too-distant future
“Dystopian Dreams – Utopian Ideals” at Johns Hopkins University (Awarded the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship)
A seminar in which we explore the nature and use of ideals through analyses of dystopias from pop-culture and literature and utopias from the history of philosophy (with a focus on Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche).
“Introduction to Ethics” at Towson University
What is the good life? What should we do? And why be moral at all? Through historical and contemporary readings, we explore these foundational questions in ethics and meta-ethics. At the end, we turn to topics in applied ethics.
“The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty” at Johns Hopkins University
Looking at Karl Jaspers’ seminal lectures, Die Schuldfrage (translated as: The Question of German Guilt), we investigate the nature of guilt and explore its status as a state in our moral psychology in all its possible forms.
GRADUATE INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE
Introduction to Formal Logic ~ Spring 2018
Introduction to Greek Philosophy ~ Fall 2017
Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy ~ Spring 2017
Introduction to Greek Philosophy ~ Fall 2016
Introduction to Moral Philosophy ~ Spring 2016
Philosophy of Religion ~ Fall 2015
If there are any former students out there who have stumbled onto this site and would like to get in touch, I’d love to catch up and see where life has taken you! Reach out here.
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
1. Completed the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
2. Teaching Philosophy Workshop
American Association for Philosophy Teachers, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2015