Inspired by the ancient conception of philosophy as a way of life, I aim to equip my students with the ability to discuss the questions and ideas that shape our lives both within and beyond the classroom. This ability is essential not only for living an enriched intellectual life, but also for engaging in thoughtful deliberation with others.
I have five years of experience teaching undergraduates across several colleges. I’m currently a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach courses in ancient Greek philosophy and modern political philosophy (focused on social contract theory). In the past I have taught at Georgia Tech, Emory, and George Mason University. In 2018-19, I was the Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow in the philosophy department at Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts college for women in Decatur, GA. Before that, I served as a faculty member of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), where I co-taught intensive courses in the philosophy of science to Tibetan Buddhist monks at monasteries in India.
Below is a list of some of the courses I’ve developed and taught. Feel free to email me for my teaching statement or for sample course materials, including original syllabi.
Previously Taught Courses:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Lecturer (Philosophy Program, School of Public Policy)
Introduction to Philosophy. Fall 2020
Modern Philosophy (Focus on Early-Modern). Spring 2020, Spring 2021
Agnes Scott College, Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow (Department of Philosophy)
Moral Psychology and Virtues (Special Topics in Ethics). Spring 2019
Contemporary Moral Problems. Fall 2018
Emory University, Instructor of Record (Department of Philosophy)
Plato and Aristotle. Fall 2020 (in Dept. of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies)
Introduction to Logic. Spring 2018, Spring 2021
Love and Friendship. Fall 2017
Introduction to Ethics. Spring 2016
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Fall 2015
Emory University, Teaching Assistant (Department of Philosophy)
Bioethics (co-taught with Dr. Mark Risjord). Spring 2015
Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy (served as TA). Fall 2014
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI)
Courses co-taught to Tibetan Buddhist monks at monasteries in India; intensive introductions to the philosophy of science, with emphasis on epistemology and scientific methodology.
Gaden Shartse Monastery. Mundgod, Karnataka, India. May 2017
Drepung Loseling Monastery. Mundgod, Karnataka, India. May 2016