Outreach and Public Philosophy
In addition to teaching and practicing philosophy within my own classroom and research communities, I regularly engage in more public outreach. Right now, I serve as the faculty sponsor for Ethics Bowl at San Francisco State University. I am also Co-Director for the Corrupt the Youth Bay Area chapter along with the wonderful LaChanda Davis and our Assistant Director, Georgia Cutter.
As part of UNC's Parr Center for Ethic's outreach program, I taught and practiced philosophy with retirement communities, first grade classrooms, in school suspension alternative programs, and other local organizations. While at UNC, I was an active participant in the National High School Ethics Bowl, serving as a judge and case writer. As part of a university event inviting researchers to discuss local policy issues for a public audience, I also spoke on educational policy within North Carolina. In the 2016-2017 academic year, I was part of the inaugural cohort of Maynard Adams Fellows for the Public Humanities. I have also served as a mentor for the Compass Workshop for underrepresented undergraduate and terminal MA students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy.
In 2018, Barry Maguire, Caleb Harrison, and I organized the UNC Public Philosophy Workshop, where we invited a group of wonderful philosophers to reflect on the meaning of public philosophy and to develop work that is accessible for a public audience. You can find our reflections on public philosophy here. You can also find David Johnson's reflections from the workshop here.