Teaching

I have designed and instructed two courses. One is an undergraduate course on the Philosophy of Memory, which explores attendant issues in the metaphysics of mind, epistemology, and personal identity. Another is a philosophy a graduate seminar on mind-wandering and attention, which I co-instructed with Evan Thompson. I also helped Kalina Christoff design a cognitive neuroscience graduate seminar on spontaneous thought, which was a blast.

I believe good teachers understand not only their subject matter, but also the subjects in their classroom. As a teacher, I draw on my background in cognitive science to anticipate the psychological factors that shape student experience. I aim to create an environment where students actively participate in their schooling by learning the material and, more important, how to think philosophically.

Teaching materials