I began my undergraduate education with the intention of becoming a high school English teacher. Although the discipline I teach has changed, my commitment to being a good educator has not. As an educator, I aim primarily to help my students develop into reflective and critical thinkers. That is, I want to help them develop the related dispositions of (i) questioning what might ordinarily go unquestioned--or, in slogan form: finding the philosophical in the familiar--and (ii) in seeking answers to these questions, to reach conclusions by considering both confirming and disconfirming reasons for those conclusions and their alternatives.
For more on how I approach education, please see my Teaching Statement (down for revision).
This version includes references to empirical literature. The document sent to hiring departments omits these references for the sake of brevity.
For a summary of my teaching evaluations, click here (down for revision).
For more detailed information (including complete evaluations, student comments, etc.), click here.
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