Fall 2022

Section 1420 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
This section will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online.

Section 1477 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2022
This section will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online.

Section 1482 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
This section has no regularly scheduled meetings.

Section 1502 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
This section has no regularly scheduled meetings.

Section 2166 of PHIL11
Introduction to Asian Philosophy -- : Aug 18 - Dec 09 2022
This section will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Summer 2022

Section 9082 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Spring 2022

Section 4291 of CS57.11
Introduction to Social Media -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022

Section 7246 of RELS8
Buddhism -- : Jan 25 - May 20 2022
This course will meet in person once a week, at the time and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 7294 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
Optional Zoom meetings will take place weekly, times to be determined. Attendance at these Zoom meetings is recommended but not required.

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