Department: Social Sciences School: College of Arts and Sciences Campus: Manhattan
Member of NYIT Since: 2013
Why teach at NYIT?
NYIT is committed to applications-based research that responds to the world's most challenging issues. As a philosopher, I investigate the specific moral questions raised by emerging technologies and their implications for our human flourishing.
The moral implications of emerging technologies, and in particular, how technology mediates and informs our sense of what it means to be human. Also of interest are questions concerning how technology impacts the environment, political participation, democratic governance, power, and global equality. What moral values inform technological research and innovation, and how are these values manifested in our choices and deliberations? How, if at all, does theory apply to practice where values are concerned?
American Philosophical Association, North American Sartre Society, Simone de Beauvoir Circle, Society for Women in Philosophy, and Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy.
To inspire students so they might experience education as a way to widen their vision about their unique contributions to the world as they develop the necessary skills and talents to become critical, innovative thinkers and agents of change.
How has the latest technology influenced your teaching style?
Technological innovation in pedagogy has encouraged me to "flip" the classroom, allowing for deeper and more sustained discussion during class time. This has been an enormous value, particularly because philosophical discourse and engagement helps students to clarify and refine their own thinking in light of what others say. In this sense, the classroom becomes a kind of democratic forum for the enlightened exchange of ideas and concerns.
Favorite tech gadget
I really can't live without my coffee grinder!
Cycling, skiing, and discussing philosophy and politics in New York City coffeehouses.