Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. Georgetown University
Philosophy of Music
Philosophy of Education
Ethics and Animals
Epistemology and Metaphysics
A life-long teacher and aspiring jazz pianist, I approach all courses as a facilitator of improvisational (relatively spontaneous yet constrained by reference to a complex body of theory and information), inclusive, informed, and respectful philosophical dialogue.
I specialize in epistemology, applied ethics, and the philosophy of education.
(2009) Bridges to the World: A Dialogue on the Construction of Knowledge, Education, and Truth, M. Silliman (co-author). Sense Publishers.
(2011) Bridges to Autonomy: Paradoxes in Teaching and Learning, M. Silliman (co-author). Pireaus Press.
(2010) "Footprints in the Sand: Radical Constructivism and the Mystery of the Other." Constructivist Foundations, 6, 1.
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