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Philosophy Teaching

Teaching Awards
  • University of Waikato Teaching Excellence Award of NZ$3,000 (2018). See my portfolio here.
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UoW) Teaching Excellence Award of NZ$2,000 (2018). See portfolio above
  • University of Waikato Teaching Excellence Award of NZ$3,000 (2017). See my portfolio here.
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UoW) Teaching Excellence Award of NZ$2,000 (2017). See portfolio above.
Teaching Evaluation Summaries
  • Summary of Spring 2015 teaching evaluations at Sacramento State. Link
  • Summary of Fall 2014 teaching evaluations at Sacramento State. Link
  • Comparing student evaluations of my philosophy lecturing to the average results from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. Link

Thesis Supervision
  • Chief Supervisor of PhD student Lorenzo Buscicchi, "Happiness and the state" (2017-)
  • Supervisory Panel member of PhD student Paul Hubble, "We are what we make" (2017-)
  • Supervisory Panel member of PhD student Kim Southey, "Re-presenting Maori and Indigenous notions of 'Being': challenging notions of mental illness" (2016-)

Graduate Lecturing

  • PHIL588: Foundations of Philosophical Research, 9 x 2-hour lectures, in-person graduate course, University of Waikato, February-July 2018.
  • PHIL588: Foundations of Philosophical Research, 6 x 2-hour lectures, in-person graduate course, University of Waikato, July-October 2016.
  • PHIL404: Value Theory, 6 2-hour lectures, Co-taught with Simon Keller, Victoria University of Wellington, May-June 2012.

Undergraduate Lecturing
  • PHILO390-19S(HAM): Directed Study on Taking Egoism Seriously, 1 student in-person class, University of Waikato, January-February 2019.
  • PHILO150-18B(HAM): The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, 24 x 1-hour lectures, 104 student in-person class, University of Waikato, July-October 2018.
  • PHIL390-18A(HAM): Directed Study on Methodology in Philosophy: The Freebie Problem, 1 student in-person class, University of Waikato, February-June 2018.
  • PHILO225-18A(HAM): Happiness and Wellbeing, 36 x 1-hour lectures, 82 student in-person class, University of Waikato, February-June 2018.
  • PHILO106-18A(HAM): Social and Moral Philosophy, 24 x 1-hour lectures, 103 student in-person class, University of Waikato, February-June 2018.
  • PHILO150-17B(HAM): The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, 24 x 1-hour lectures, 145 student in-person class, University of Waikato, July-October 2017.
  • PHILO106-17A(HAM): Social and Moral Philosophy, 24 x 1-hour lectures, 145 student in-person class, University of Waikato, February-June 2017.
  • PHIL208-17A(HAM): Understanding Science: How and Why it Works, 24 x 2-hour lectures, 23 student in-person class, University of Waikato, February-June 2017.
  • PHIL218: Ethics at Work, 100-student condensed online course, equivalent to 24 x 1-hour lectures, University of Waikato, November-December 2016.
  • PHIL150: The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, 12 x 1-hour lectures, 145 student in-person class, University of Waikato, July-October 2016.
  • PSYC208: Psychological Research: Analysis, Design and Measurement, 2 x 2-hour lectures for a 170 student in-person and TV-linked class, University of Waikato, September 2016.
  • PHIL105: Science and Human Values, 1 x 30-person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Spring 2016.
  • PHIL122: Political Philosophy, 1 x 35-person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Spring 2016.
  • PHIL199: Special Problems (The Experience Machine), 1 x 1 person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Fall 2015.
  • PHIL122: Political Philosophy, 1 x 35-person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Fall 2015.
  • PHIL105: Science and Human Values, 2 x 30-person sections, Sacramento State, (NH) Fall 2015.
  • PHIL155: Philosophy of Law, 1 x 35-person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Spring 2015.
  • PHIL105: Science and Human Values, 2 x 30-person sections, Sacramento State, (NH) Spring 2015.
  • PHIL101: Ethics and Social Issues, 2 x 30-person sections, Sacramento State, (NH) Fall 2014.
  • PHIL105: Science and Human Values, 1 x 30-person section, Sacramento State, (NH) Fall 2014.
  • PHIL215/315: Happiness and Wellbeing, 20 2-hour lectures, 5 on Ancient Philosophy, and 15 on Normative Ethics, Victoria University of Wellington, November-December 2013.
  • PHIL361: Bioethics, 12 2-hour lectures, 4 on Euthanasia, 2 on Advance Directives, 2 on Informed Consent, 2 on the Ethics of Alternative Therapies, and 2 on the Ethics of Infectious Diseases and Quarantine, Victoria University of Wellington, September-October 2013.
  • PHIL106: Contemporary Ethical Issues, 12 1-hour lectures, 3 on Introduction to Moral Theory, 3 on Morality of Advertising, and 6 on Climate Ethics at Victoria University of Wellington, July-August 2013.
  • 200.315: Contemporary Political Theory, 10 3-hour lectures, on various theoretical and applied issues in political philosophy, Massey University (Manawatu), March-June, 2012.
  • PHIL104: Argument and Analysis, 6 1-hour lectures on Personal Identity, Victoria University of Wellington, Trimester 1, 2012.
  • PHIL105: The Big Questions, 6 2-hour lectures: 2 on Personal Identity, 2 The Good Life, and 2 on The Meaning of Life, Victoria University of Wellington, November 2011.
  • PHIL361: Bioethics, 2 3-hour lectures on Advance Directives and Voluntary Euthanasia, Victoria University of Wellington, September 2011.
  • PHIL104: Argument and Analysis, 6 1-hour lectures on Philosophy of Religion, Victoria University of Wellington, March-April 2011.
  • PHIL106: Contemporary Ethical Issues, 5 1-hour lectures on the Morality of Advertising, Victoria University of Wellington, March-April 2011.
  • PHIL104: Argument and Analysis, 8 1-hour lectures on Philosophy of Religion, Victoria University of Wellington, April-May 2010.
  • PHIL106: Contemporary Ethical Issues, 6 1-hour lectures: 2 introductory lectures and 4 on the Morality of Advertising, Victoria University of Wellington, March 2010. 
  • PHIL107: Philosophy of Media and the Arts, 6 hours of lectures on The Freedom of the Press, Victoria University of Wellington, October 2009. 
  • PHIL105: The Big Questions, 5 1-hour lectures on Personal Identity, 3 1-hour lectures on The Meaning of Life, Victoria University of Wellington, July-October 2009. 
  • PHIL361: Ethics and Politics Special Topic: Bioethics, 1 3-hour lecture on Severely Disabled Newborns, Victoria University of Wellington, April 2009. 
  • PHIL104: Argument and Analysis, 7 1-hour lectures on Moral Relativism and Why Be Moral?, Victoria University of Wellington, March-April 2009. 
  • PHIL106: Contemporary Ethical Issues, 6 1-hour lectures: 2 introductory lectures and 4 on the Morality of Advertising, Victoria University of Wellington, March 2009. 
  • PHIL105: The Big Questions, 6 1-hour lectures, 3 on Time Travel and 3 on Death and The Meaning of Life, Victoria University of Wellington, September 2008. 
  • PHIL/POLS264: Ethics and International Affairs, 3 1-hour lectures on Ethics & Why Killing is Wrong, Victoria University of Wellington, July 2008. 
  • PHIL106: Contemporary Ethical Issues, 6 1-hour lectures on Happiness, Victoria University of Wellington, May 2008.
  • PHIL/POLS361: Ethics and Politics Special Topic: Philosophy of Economics, 1 hour lecture on Measuring Well-Being, Victoria University of Wellington, March 2008. 
  • PHIL123: Critical Thinking, 1 2-hour lecture on Creative Thinking, Victoria University of Wellington, November 2007. 

Other
Lecturing
  • Guest lecture on 'Philosophical Challenges to Positive Psychology'. 20 minute lecture for Positive Psychology students (PSYC344-17A), University of Waikato, March 2017.
  • Guest lecture on 'Happiness in the Enlightenment'. 1 hour lecture for History of Ethics students, California State University Sacramento, February 2014.
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, August 2013.
  • Guest lecture on Happiness: Causes and Actions, 1 hour lecture for senior experimental design students at Victoria University of Wellington, July 2013.
  • Guest lecture on Happiness and Wellbeing from a Philosophical Perspective, 1 hour lecture for senior human geography students at Victoria University of Wellington, September 2012.
  • Guest lecture on Happiness: Causes and Actions, 1 hour lecture for senior experimental design students at Victoria University of Wellington, September 2012.
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, August 2012.
  • Happiness: Its Meaning Measurement and Importance, 3 2-hour lectures, one on each of the following three topics: what 'happiness' means, how happiness is measured, and what role should happiness play in informing public policy. I created this course and it ran as part of Victoria University of Wellington's Continuing Education Programme, July 2012.
  • Guest lecture on wellbeing and public policy for the Master of Public Policy class, Victoria University of Wellington, October 2011.
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, August 2011.
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, August 2010.
  • Happiness: Its Meaning Measurement and Significance, 3 90-minute lectures, one on each of the following three topics: what 'happiness' means, how happiness is measured, and what we should do about happiness on an individual and a societal level. I created this course and it ran as part of Victoria University of Wellington's Continuing Education Programme, October-November 2009. 
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 6 1-hour lectures (whole course) on a range of subjects, Wellington High School, August-September 2008. 
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, August 2008.
  • Introduction to Ethics, 4 2-hour lectures (whole course) on Ethics, Kapiti Workers' Educational Association, April 2008. 
  • Introduction to Philosophy, 2 short lectures to prospective students during 'Study @ Vic Day', Victoria University of Wellington, September 2007.

Tutoring
  • 71203: Business Ethics, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
  • PHIL105: The Big Questions, Victoria University of Wellington, 2008.
  • PHIL/POLS/INTP264: Ethics and International Affairs, Victoria University of Wellington, 2008.
  • PHIL104: Argument and Analysis, Victoria University of Wellington, 2008. 
  • PHIL106:Contemporary Ethical Issues, Victoria University of Wellington, 2007.
  • PHIL107: Philosophy of Media and the Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, 2007 & 2006.
  • PHIL123: Critical Thinking, Victoria University of Wellington, 2006.

Business Teaching

Lecturing
  • MARK306: Internet Marketing, 1 hour lecture on Ethical and Legal Issues in Internet Marketing, Victoria University of Wellington, May 2005.

Tutoring
  • 71203: Business Ethics, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
  • MARK309: Social Marketing, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005 & 2006.
  • MARK101: Marketing Principles, Victoria University of Wellington, 2004 & 2006.
  • MARK261: Marketing Strategy (Distance), Victoria University of Wellington, 2006.
  • MARK203: Marketing Research, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005.
  • MARK211: Marketing Strategy, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005.
  • FCOM110: The New Zealand Commercial Environment, Victoria University of Wellington, 2004.
  • MARK306: Internet Marketing, Victoria University of Wellington, 2003.
  • 71215: Consumer Behaviour, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, 2003.
  • MARK202: Buyer Behaviour, Victoria University of Wellington, 2003.
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