teaching

The commitment to understand psychopathology and offer proposals to enhance human flourishing that inspires my research also motivates my work as a teacher. I am honored to be recognized in a number of Teaching Awards:

2015-2016          Honoree of the most inspirational faculty member recognition by one of the Daemen College Top Five Student Athletes with the highest GPAs.

Each year five student athletes with the highest GPA’s at Daemen College are invited to a luncheon to celebrate their excellent academic records. Each student invites a faculty member who was inspirational for his or her success. The President and top Academic Affairs leadership congratulate the students and the faculty instrumental in their success.

2014-2015          Honoree of the most inspirational faculty member recognition by two of the Daemen College Top Ten Freshman students.

Each year the ten students with the highest GPA’s in their first year at Daemen are invited to a luncheon to celebrate their excellent academic records. Each student invites a faculty member who was inspirational for his or her success. The President and top Academic Affairs leadership congratulate the students and the faculty instrumental in their success.

2013-2014          Honoree of the most inspirational faculty member recognition by two of the Daemen College Top Ten Freshman students.

Each year the ten students with the highest GPA’s in their first year at Daemen are invited to a luncheon to celebrate their excellent academic records. Each student invites a faculty member who was inspirational for his or her success. The President and top Academic Affairs leadership congratulate the students and the faculty instrumental in their success.

As a professor who is committed to research, I regularly involve my students in my research. I try to collaborate with at least one student on a research project every semester. Some of this work has been supported with Teaching Grants:

2014-2018          TheStudent-Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Think Tank Grant, Daemen College,                        USA ($3000 per annum)

The Student-Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Think TankGrant at Daemen College supports  a select number of faculty members to conduct theoretical and applied research with students.

In my work with students I encourage them develop their strengths as researchers by mentoring them to develop their writing and even publish research papers.

One of my students, Gabby Sinnott, wrote a paper, entitled Euthanasia: A Form of Newgenics? under my mentorship and presented her work at the National Consortium for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Conference in 2018. The work has been published in the NCUR proceedings.

Another student, Ashley Cheff, turned three papers she wrote under my mentorship into oral presentations which were accepted to the National Consortium for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conferences in 2015 and 2016 –a highly competitive conference that showcases undergraduate research. These papers, entitled “Ethical Implications of Inconclusive Scientific Research on Schizophrenia”, “Mental Illness and Danger: The Negative Implications of this Automatic Association” and “Involuntary Civil Commitment Laws: The Role of Danger” have been published in the NCUR proceedings.

I also co-author with my students. An example of this work is a co-authored review of the book, Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers, by philosopher Nancy Sherman, which is published in January 2016 in Metapsychology Online Reviews.

I taught internationally at  various scholarly communities hosting an ethnically diverse populations. Let me highlight my Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

2018-2019          MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities (Spring)

2018-2019          PHI 2123 Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring)

2018-2019          MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities (Fall)

2018-2019          PHI 5273 Social and Political Philosophy (Fall)

Assistant Professor, Daemen College, USA

2013-2018          PHI 102 Medicine, Culture, and the Self: Introduction to Medical Humanities

2013-2018          PHI 329 Magic and Science: Principles of Scientific Reasoning

2013-2018          PHI 321 Medical Ethics

2013-2016          NUR 614 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (Graduate course)

2013-2018         PHI 247 Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry

2013-2018          PHI 110 Philosophical Thinking

2013-2014          PHI 457 Religious and Scientific Views of the World

2013-2014          PHI 232 Ambiguity of Human Experience

Instructor, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

2012                 Critical Thinking

Instructor, York University, Canada

2008                 Mind, Brain, and Self

2007                 Philosophy of Psychology

Teaching Assistant, York University, Canada

2010                 Social and Political Philosophy (Maloney)

2009                 Applied Ethics (King)

2008                 Locke, Berkeley, and Hume (Empiricism) (Jopling)

2007                 Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz (Rationalism) (Jopling)

2007                 Human Nature (King)

2007                 Social and Political Philosophy (Kompridis)

2007                 Introduction to Philosophy (Maclachlan)

2006                 Social Introduction to Philosophy (Veltman)

2005                 Existentialism (Hattiangadi)

2004                 Meaning of Life (Jackman)

Teaching Assistant, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

2003                 Political Philosophy (Crossley)

2002                 Ethics (O’Hagan)

Teaching Assistant, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

2001- 2002        Economic History and Civilization 1-2 (Yildirim)