Below you will find (1) some information relevant to my courses, including course resources, past course syllabuses, and a document containing the most up-to-date numerical data about my teaching evaluations, and (2) examples of some teaching techniques I have developed and successfully used in the classroom.



One thing that is distinctive about both my research and teaching is my use of diagrams and other visual aids to relate complex ideas. Since Fall 2012, I have used the picture on the left to illustrate the difference between the meanings of 'William believes that either leprechauns or poltergeists were persecuting him' and 'Either William believes that leprechauns were persecuting him or William believes that poltergeists were persecuting him'. Below you will find several other examples of visual techniques I have used when relating complex ideas to students.

  • Fregean Semantics (Winter 2012 Intro to Phil Language)

  • Dialectic Trees illustrate the way arguments are embedded in a dialectic. (Summer 2014)

  • Turing Machines (Monsoon 2016 Mind and Behaviour)

  • Syntax Trees (Monsoon 2017 Symbolic Logic)

  • While not a visual teaching technique, I find the following document helpful when teaching students to how construct Fitch-style proofs in sentential logic. Discussions of strategies for constructing derivations in logic textbooks can be pretty lengthy. This guide distills such discussions into a single page.

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