Mia’s Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • 1994: MA (Philosophy), University of South Carolina. Passed Comprehensive Oral Exam with “Distinction.”
  • 1992: BA (Philosophy), Pepperdine University.

DISSERTATION

  • “A Standpoint for Critique: The Metaphorical Status of Critique in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason” (Martin Donougho, Advisor)

CURRENT ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

SELECT NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

  • History of Philosophy:

-Ancient Philosophy

-Modern Philosophy

-Kierkegaard

  • Subjects and topics in the history of philosophy: the problem of representative perception, philosophy of metaphor, consciousness, personal identity, free will, causation, conditionals
  • Ethics and Applied Ethics
  • Critical Thinking and Symbolic Logic

AREAS, TOPICS, and SUBJECTS of INTEREST

  • Determinism, free will, and moral responsibility
  • Philosophy of Mind, e.g., consciousness, personal identity
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Philosophy of (and in) Film and Television
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophical Method
  • Causation
  • Conditionals
  • Gettier Cases and Frankfurt’s Compatibilism
  • Parmenides and Plato’s Meno Paradox
  • Parmenides and Spinoza on Being
  • Sex and death, social and cultural issues, e.g., punishment and marriage.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Symbolic Logic
  • Foundations of Logical Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy

LMS/CMS COMPETENCIES

  • Moodle (@ONE certification)
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas (@ONE certification)

 ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Pre-2007)

  • Graduate Instructor (University of South Carolina)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Pepperdine University)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Woodbury University)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Mount St. Mary’s College and MSMC’s Weekend College)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Mission College)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Pasadena City College)
  • Adjunct Instructor (California State University, Los Angeles)
  • Adjunct Instructor (Pierce College and Pierce College PACE Program)

 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS, CAMPUS VOLUNTEER WORK, and DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessment Co-Coordinator (Pierce College and CSUN GE Path Project)
  • Co-Chair, Standard IC for 2016 Accreditation Cycle (Commencing Fall 2014)
  • Member, Institutional Effectiveness Dean Hiring Committee (Spring 2014)
  • Member, Strategic Plan Task Force (Fall 2013)
  • Member, Quality Collaboratives Group (Spring 2012-Fall 2014)
  • The AAC&U and Lumina Foundation have sponsored “collaboratives” between universities and community colleges to bolster General Education programs.  Cal State Northridge has asked Pierce College to collaborate on a “pathways” program to facilitate and enhance transfer success and appreciation of the General Education curriculum.
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Member, Tenure Committees (English and Media Arts) (Since Fall 2013)
  • Assessment Coordinator, Achieving the Dream Gatekeeper Project (Spring 2013)
  • Accreditation Coordinator, Pierce College (2011-2013)
  • Accreditation Steering Committee (Co-Chair Spring 2011-Summer 2013)
  • Outcomes Coordinator (Spring 2011-December 2013)
  • College Outcomes Committee Chair (December 2012-December 2013)
  • Pierce College Council (Spring 2011-Summer 2013)
  • Pierce College Academic Senate and Senate Exec (Spring 2011)
  • Academic Senate Secretary (Fall 2013)
  • Scheduling Advisement Committee (Fall 2011-Spring 2013)
  • Project MATCH Mentor (Fall 2010)
  • Pierce College Black Student Alliance (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
  • Educational Planning Committee (Spring 2008-Spring 2013)
  • Pierce College Student Success Committee (Fall 2007)
  • Pierce College Professional Development Committee, Mentor/Mentee Committee (Fall 2008-Fall 2009)
  • Pierce College Philosophy & Sociology Scholarship Committee Member and Co-Coordinator (Since Spring 2008)
  • Volunteer Philosophy Instructor, Pierce College Center for Academic Success (formerly The Learning Center) (Fall 2008-Fall 2011; Fall 2013)
  • Pierce College Philosophy Club Founder and Faculty Co-Advisor (Fall 2008-Fall 2009)
  • Work on Pierce College Departmental Re-Structuring and Program Development (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)
  • PD40 Volunteer Guest Speaker on Critical Thinking (Spring 2008-2010) 

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