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I am a pedagogy contributor at the Blog of the APA, the Daily Nous, PEA Soup, and The Philosopher’s Cocoon. Previously, I was the Mellon Course Design Coordinator for the Philosophy as a Way of Life Project at the University of Notre Dame, and, before that, I began my career as an educator in Mississippi with Teach for America, receiving the Rotary Award for Excellence in Education Service and the Segal Americorps Education Award. Below, you will find a summary of my work on course design along with links to my popular teaching contributions.

Mellon Course Design Coordinator

The Mellon Initiative team focuses on helping philosophy instructors build courses on the Philosophy as a Way of Life model. As the Course Design Coordinator, I supervised a ten-person team to create new online courses at Wesleyan University, Florida State University, and Boise State University, with the course at Wesleyan featured in the New York Times. To learn more about each of the course redesigns, feel free to read our case studies:

We are currently using these case studies to pursue further grant funding that would allow us to continue these efforts with other institutions. If you have more questions about the initiative, please reach out at philife@nd.edu.

Popular Contributions

What Makes a Course Effective? | Blog of the American Philosophical Association

What Makes a Course Engaging? | Blog of the American Philosophical Association

Creating Community in the Online Format | Philosophy, Ethics, Academia

Undergraduate Philosophy Club: Florida State University | Blog of the American Philosophical Association, with Dan Crook

No Online, Ed-Tech Tool Will Save the Fall Semester | Blog of the American Philosophical Association