Teaching

During the 2016–2017 academic year, I am teaching social science research methods in the School of International Service at American University.

During the Fall 2015 semester, I taught PHIL 251 Happiness and the Good Life at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The course examined ancient and modern views about what it takes to lead a flourishing life.

From 2010 to 2014, I taught in the Philosophy Department and the Philosophy & Political Economy (PPE) program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During that time, I regularly taught courses in applied ethics, critical thinking, political philosophy, ethical theory, game theory, and advanced microeconomics.

My other teaching activities at UAB included a capstone seminar on climate change and global justice; supervising honors theses on taxation and justice and on the relation between Nietzsche and contemporary American politics; and a directed study on social choice theory.

Before teaching at UAB, I taught courses on critical thinking and ethics as an adjunct instructor and a graduate assistant at Hunter College, CUNY, in Manhattan.

Anthony Weston (Elon University) and I published a critical thinking textbook, A Workbook for Arguments, now entering its second edition.. The book is based on Weston's Rulebook for Arguments.