Teaching

University of Pittsburgh – Instructor

Principles of Scientific Reasoning, Spring 2014  |  Syllabus
This course covered topics in statistical reasoning, probability theory, and deductive systems. The course was designed around a flexible set of assignments that could be combined in different ways to achieve credit, allowing students to individualize their assignment regime by applying the same reasoning skills covered in the course.

Mind and Medicine, Fall 2013  |  Syllabus
This course covered topics in philosophy of medicine, biomedical ethics, and philosophy of psychiatry. The course was separated into three segments: the first covered general topics in philosophy of medicine, the second focused on the controversy surrounding DSM5 and whether psychological illnesses are natural kinds, the third highlighted ethical and practical implications through case studies of autism, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder.

University of Pittsburgh – Teaching Assistant

Mind and Medicine, James Woodward, Spring 2012
This course covered topics in philosophy of medicine, biomedical ethics, and philosophy of psychiatry.

Explanations of Humans and Society, Peter Machamer, Fall 2011
This course covered topics in the philosophy of science and history of psychology. We focused largely on primary text from early-mid 20th century psychology, including Freud, Skinner, and Piaget.

Simon Fraser University – Teaching Assistant

Philosophy of Science, Jill McIntosh, Fall 2009
Mid-level undergraduate course, designed to introduce students to topics in philosophy of science. Topics covered included demarkation, logical positivism, and scientific revolutions (Kuhn).

Critical Thinking, Jill McIntosh, Spring 2009
Introduction to logic and critical thinking: topics included Aristotelian syllogistic logic, and other basic patterns of reasoning.

Introduction to Logic and Reasoning, Jill McIntosh, Fall 2008, Summer 2008
Introduction to formal logic: both inductive and deductive systems were covered, with the main focus on propositional logic in addition to a segment on Mill’s methods.

Introduction to Logic and Reasoning, Peter Horban, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Introduction to formal logic: both inductive and deductive systems were covered, with the main focus on propositional logic in addition to a segment on Mill’s methods.