Fall 2020

Section 1478 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1484 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1495 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1497 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 3023 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 3844 of PHIL20
History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 4756 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 5245 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5495 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 11 - May 12 2020
The above late start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

Section 5513 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5514 of PHIL21
History of Western Philosophy: Modern -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section has a required web component.

Section 7547 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 07 - May 15 2020
The above late-start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

I've been teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1994. Over the years I have taught Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking for Reading and Writing, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Political Philosophy, and the History of Western Philosophy; and I am now creating an Existentialism course.

As a teacher I'm committed to demonstrating the everyday significance of deliberating over philosophical issues; and I try to do this in a way that emphasizes the importance of thinking critically about these issues.

As a student, I learned that office visits and Independent Studies can be important parts of learning. As a teacher, I encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities.

When I'm not reading, thinking about, or teaching Philosophy, I'm likely hiking, backpacking, or at least preparing for an outdoor adventure. In many ways, I consider Philosophy an intellectual wilderness adventure, and wilderness walks a philosophical endeavor. The photo above is from a recent journey, a section hike of the P.C.T. to and up Mt. Whitney. The photo was taken by a SRJC student who happened to summit the same morning.

Whether you take a course with me, come across my web site, or see me walking around campus, always feel free to ask questions, share your thoughts, or just say "Hi."

Spring Hours 
Monday: 
8:30am-9am: Office Hour 
9am-10:30am: Phil 6 
10:30am-12noon: Phil 21
12noon-1pm: Office Hour

Tuesday: 
9:30am-10:30am: Office Hour 
10;30am-12noon: Phil 6 
12noon-1:30pm: Phil 3 
5:30pm-6pm: Office Hour 
6pm-8pm: Phil 3 
8pm-8:30pm: Office Hour

Wednesday: 
8:30am-9am: Office Hour 
9am-10:30am: Phil 6 
10:30am-12noon: Phil 21
12noon-1pm: Office Hour

Thursday: 
9:30am-10:30am: Office Hour 
10;30am-12noon: Phil 6 
12noon-1:30pm: Phil 3 

Friday: 
9:30am-10am: Office Hour 
10am-12noon: Phil 3 
12noon-12:30pm: Office Hour

Presentations and Publications