Office Hours

Monday

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Call Building PC680 Petaluma Campus
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Call Building PC680 Petaluma Campus

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Emeritus Hall 1545 Santa Rosa Campus

Thursday

  • 4:30 PM - 5:55 PM Call Building PETTBA Petaluma Campus

Friday

  • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Maggini Hall TBA Santa Rosa Campus

Classes

Fall 2017

Section 0478 of CS60.11A
Microsoft Word, Part 1 -- : Aug 25 - Oct 13 2017
This section is taught using MS Word 2013. The MAC platform is not supported for this class.

Section 0984 of HUMAN4.1
Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 2477 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Sep 06 - Dec 06 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 4319 of CS61.11A
Microsoft Excel, Part 1 -- : Aug 24 - Oct 12 2017
The above section is taught using MS Excel 2013 or 2016 in a hands-on lab.

Summer 2017

Section 8705 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Jun 19 - Jul 30 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 9082 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Jun 19 - Jul 30 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Spring 2017

Section 6080 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2017

Section 6471 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Jan 31 - May 11 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Schedule

Mondays: PET 10 am - 2 pm

Tuesdays: SR 11 am - 3 pm

Wednesdays: PET 11 am - 1 pm; SR AFA & Senate 1:30 pm - 5 pm

Thursdays: SR 11 am - 3 pm; PET  4:30 pm - 9:20 pm

Fridays: SR 11 am - 3:40 pm

Education

  • 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

Bio

  • 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

Info

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

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