I have two primary aims in teaching. One is to help students discover the beauty and value of philosophy. Another is to help students cultivate the skills to read, write, and think critically. When possible and relevant, I also incorporate classical works from non-Western philosophical traditions to help students realize that philosophy is a global phenomenon. 

My teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course evaluations and sample syllabi, can be found here: 


(As Primary Instructor)


Happiness: East and West, Fall 2016. Syllabus available here:  


Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2010. Syllabus available here: 


(As Teaching Assistant) 


Ethics in Government, Fall 2014 

Ethics and Public Policy, Spring 2014 

Morality and Modernity, Spring 2009, Spring 2008

Medical Ethics, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, 

Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2007