Teaching

“Alex is just an awesome professor and if I didn’t take this class with him, it probably would have sucked.”

~ Anonymous Student Comment

UPCOMING COURSES

For the next academic year, I’ll be on a dissertation fellowship.  Looking forward to teaching again in the not-too-distant future

PREVIOUS COURSES

Spring 2019

“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).

Spring 2018

“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.

Winter 2016

“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.

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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

 

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