Fall 2021

Section 0484 of CS5
Computer Literacy -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021
This class is 100% online with optional Zoom meetings. The instructor will provide details closer to the start of class.

Section 0971 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021
Mandatory online meetings will take place for each class session at the day(s)/time(s) listed. Unless advised otherwise by the instructor, students are expected to be present for the duration of these live online meetings.

Section 0989 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Aug 17 - Dec 10 2021
This course will meet in person once a week, at the time and location listed. There will be an additional hour of course content delivered asynchronously online.All students are welcome to enroll in this class and this section will have extra support for the Lanzamiento initiative, designed to support academic achievement among Latinx and first-generation college students. Students who enroll in Lanzamiento sections have dedicated resources available to them, including: academic counseling, peer tutoring and success coaching, library support, mental health services, financial aid workshops, and opportunities to learn about transferring to a four-year university. Themes of bilingualism, transnational experiences, immigrant communities, Latinx authorship, academic scholarship, and activism are relevant to the Lanzamiento initiative. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage.

Summer 2021

Section 9082 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Jun 15 - Jul 25 2021
Mandatory online meetings will take place for each class session at the day(s)/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be present for the duration of these live online meetings.

Spring 2021

Section 4998 of HUMAN6
Humanities in the United States -- : Jan 25 - May 21 2021
The instructor will sometimes use the days/times listed above for live Zoom meetings. When a meeting is called during those times, students are expected to be online with Zoom. Exact meeting dates and times within this window will be provided by the instructor.

Section 5348 of CS62.11A
Microsoft PowerPoint, Part 1 -- : Mar 29 - May 21 2021
Students should use the 2016 version of PowerPoint. Students with the 2019 version may also take this course. For information, email swhylly@santarosa.edu. The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 7246 of RELS7
Wisdom Religions of Asia -- : Jan 26 - May 21 2021
The instructor will sometimes use the days/times listed above for live Zoom meetings. When a meeting is called during those times, students are expected to be online with Zoom. Exact meeting dates and times within this window will be provided by the instructor.

No office hours

Mondays: SR  10:30-1 pm & 3-5 pm

Tuesdays: SR  10:30-2:30 pm

Wednesdays: SR  10:30-1 pm; SR Meetings (varied) 1 - 2:45 pm SR AFA & Senate (alternating weeks) 3:15 pm - 5 pm

Thursdays: SR  10:30-2:30 pm

Fridays: SR In meetings 10:30 am-12:00 pm

  • PhD, ABD - Florida State University, Department of the Study of Religion, Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy specialization track
  • MA - Florida State University, Department of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science Program
  • BA - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Philosophy Department
Academic Experience

8/2013 -- Present -- Professor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Department of Philosophy, Humanities, and Religion

8/2012 -- 12/2015 - Professor, Tiffin University, Master of Humanities Online

7/2011 -- 8/2012 - Senior Grant Coordination Assistant to Director and Team Leads -- AANAPISI/TRIO grants, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

6/2005 -- 8/2011 - History and Philosophy of Science Program (HPS) Coordinator, History and Philosophy of Science Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

1/2009 -- 5/2011 - Instructor, Religion Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

8/2007 -- 8/2009 - Instructor, Interdisciplinary Humanities Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

6/2009 -- 8/2009 -- Instructor, Philosophy and Humanities Department, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL

8/2008 -- 12/2008 - Teaching Assistant, Philosophy Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

6/2008 -- 8/2008 -- Instructor, Philosophy and Humanities Department, Department, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL

  • Florida State University, 2004 - 2011, MA in Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science & PhD, ABD in Religion, Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy track
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2001 - 2004: BA in Philosophy, minor in History and Women's Studies
  • Keystone College: 2000-2001 Computer Science

 

Professional Areas of Interest
  • 19th - 20th century Buddhism in America
  • Japanese Buddhism
  • Epistemology 
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Indian Religious traditions
  • Sanskrit literature
Professional Involvement and Community Service

College Service

  • Faculty Senate 2017-2018
    • District Online Committee
    • Faculty Equivalency Committee
  • AFA Executive Council 2017-2018
  • AFA Publications Coordinator 2017-2018
Presentations and Publications

Publications:

"Review: Buddhism and Biology" by David Barash, Quarterly Review of Biology, Spring 2015

"Atheism in Modern Japan", Oxford Handbook on Atheism, edited by Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse, 2014

"Idealism"&"Logic" entries, Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, Edited by K.T.S. Sarao and Arvind Sharma, 2012

"Conceptual Space for Julia Kristeva: Mary Douglas on Women, Bodies, and Anxiety", Research and Criticism, Fall 2010

"Nietzsche and Feminism", Janua Sophia, Volume VI, Spring 2004


Presentations:

"Atheism in Modern Japan", 2012 Oxford Handbook on Atheism Workshop, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

"Changing Faces of Tannisho", 2012 Graduate Theological Union Graduate Student Conference March 16th 2012, Berkeley, CA

Guest lecturer, World Religions Course, Tallahassee Community College (Fall 2010) Topic: "Tantra in Hinduism and Buddhism"

"What's Faith Got to Do With it?: An Examination of the Concept of Faith in Japanese Pure Land", 2010 Religion Symposium on February 18-21st 2010, Tallahassee FL

"Pragmatic Approaches to Developing Social Ethics in Japanese Zen Buddhism", 2009 HPS Brown Bag Lunch Presentation with roundtable discussion on September 15th 2009, Tallahassee, FL

"A Pragmatic Look at Word and Image", presented at the Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy 4th Annual Topics of Diversity Conference on February 22nd -- 23rd 2008, Tallahassee, FL

"The Science of Hysteria and Jean Martin Charcot", presented at the International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology Conference on July 25th - 29th 2007, Exeter, England

"Nietzsche and Feminism", presented at the Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy 2nd Annual Topics of Diversity Conference on March 31 & April 1st, 2006, Tallahassee, FL