When I was an undergrad I took a course on poetry. The take-away was simple: 'form fits function.' In poetry, this means the form of the poem (e.g., whether it’s an ode, elegy or ballad) should reinforce what the poem communicates (e.g., a moral, an image, or an emotion). I think the same can be said about teaching. The form of instruction should reinforce the course's desired learning outcomes. Paying careful attention to the form of instruction leads students to self-realize the course's learning outcomes--fostering the deep learning required for their education to actively shape their lives.
I have taught courses in the Philosophy of Law, Medical Ethics, Political Theory, and Introduction to Ethics. I am also excited to teach courses in Political Philosophy, Ethics, Human Rights, the Philosophy of International Law, and Logic. (Click here to view some sample syllabi.)
Currently, I serve as President and Lead Negotiator of the United Faculty of Florida's FIU Chapter. Throughout my time at FIU, I have also served on the bargaining team, as Vice President, and as a representative of our chapter at State Senate Meetings, the Florida Education Association's delegate meetings, and the American Federation of Teacher's delegate meeting. I strongly believe in shared governance, academic freedom, and unionism, and work to ensure their realization in all of our educational institutions.