Students love ideas.
Many just don't know it yet.
Like Socrates, I see my role as a teacher as that of a midwife: I want to help my students give birth to their own ideas and work hard to see the world more clearly. Discussing ideas with students is almost always the highlight of my work day. On the best days, I learn as much as they do. In 2012, I was honored to receive the New Faculty Teaching Award at Fort Lewis College.
Introduction to Philosophy (recent syllabus)
Introduction to Ethics
Logic (recent syllabus)
History of Ancient Western Philosophy
Metaphysics (recent syllabus)
Philosophy of Religion
Science & Religion
History of Modern Philosophy (recent syllabus)
Advanced Logic (recent syllabus)
Modality & Ultimate Explanation
The Thought of C.S. Lewis
The Origin & Rationality of Religion
Islam & the West
Theories of the Atonement
Philosophy in Italy
Environmental Ethics in Costa Rica