I have been designing and teaching undergraduate courses since 2006.  During this time I have taught a wide variety of courses at four universities. Whatever I teach, I have two core aims: to spark an enthusiasm for the history of ideas in my students and to help my students find ways to become more effective writers.

Introductory Courses

  • Foundations in Philosophy (Marquette)
  • Theory of Ethics (Marquette)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (Villanova)
  • Ethical Traditions and Contemporary Life (Villanova)
  • Philosophy and Persons (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Ethics (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Mind and World (Macquarie)

Intermediate Courses

  • The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice (Marquette)
  • History of Early Modern Philosophy (Villanova)
  • Freedom (Villanova)
  • Existential Questions (Macquarie)
  • Philosophy of Art and Literature (Macquarie)
  • Philosophy and Film: Documentaries (Villanova)

Undergraduate Seminars

  • Theories of Knowledge (Villanova)
  • The Enlightenment and Its Legacy (Macquarie)
  • Existentialism (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Film and Philosophy (Macquarie)

Graduate Seminars

  • Early Modern Materialism (Macquarie)
  • Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Macquarie)
  • Descartes (Macquarie)
  • Posthumanism (co-taught with colleagues from English and Cultural Studies; Macquarie)
  • Politics and Aesthetics (co-taught with Jean-Philippe Deranty; Macquarie)