Gerol has taught philosophy at MCLA since 2007, and has served as the Coordinator of Academic Technology since 2011. His areas of specialization include ancient Greek philosophy, ethics, and Greek and Roman language and literature. His further areas of interest include the ethics and social implications of open-source culture. He is an enthusiast of webcomics, tennis, wireless mesh networks named for ancient civilizations, and food.
Ph.D., State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 2008.
M.A., SUNY at Buffalo, 2005.
B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2001.
A.A., Berkshire Community College, 1999.
Scholarly Publications and Presentations:
Durable Goods: Pleasure, Wealth and Power in the Virtuous Life (Peter Lang Publishing, 2012).
"Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Convertibility of Truth and Being." Philosophical Writings 31 (2006), 33-43.
"Level Up - Canvas as an Educational Gaming Platform", InstructureCon, Park City Utah, June 2012.
• "The Good, The Bad, and the (Preferred) Indifferent: Three Puzzles for Stoic Eudaimonism", Ancient Conceptions of Happiness, University of St. Andrews, May 2012.
• "Course Game Design: LMS or DIY?" The Humanities and Technology Camp Unconference, University of Maryland University College, January 2012.
• "The Confluence of Contemporary Neuroscience and Sociology (and Economics!) with Ancient Eudaimonism", MCLA Brown Bag Lecture Series, September 2011.
• "Human Matters, Divine Matters, and Socrates' Calling", American Classical League Institute, June 2008.
Dungeons & Discourse
Logic and Critical Reasoning
Seminar: Personal Identity
Topics in Ancient Philosophy: Eudaimonia
Ancient Greek Philosophy and Language