Classes

Spring 2020

Section 4397 of HUMAN6
Humanities in the United States -- : Jan 28 - May 07 2020
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 5234 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 7246 of RELS7
Wisdom Religions of Asia -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Fall 2019

Section 0484 of CS5
Computer Literacy -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

Section 3086 of HUMAN8
Comparative Mythology -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 4340 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

Summer 2019

Section 8520 of HUMAN8
Comparative Mythology -- : Jun 17 - Jul 24 2019

Section 8837 of INTDIS2
Popular Culture in the United States -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Schedule

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

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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