Ph.D., University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Graduated in 2015 with a Doctorate in “Humanity and Thought in History” in the Department of History and Philosophy with an emphasis on philosophy. Classes completed with an average grade of 9.8/10. Dissertation: "An Envisioned Pragmatic Dialogue in José Ortega y Gasset's Historicism: Possible Conversations with John Dewey, William James, and Ferdinand Schiller. Un diálogo imaginado sobre el Historicismo de José Ortega y Gasset: Posibles conversaciones con John Dewey, William James y Ferdinand Schiller." Grade: Sobresaliente (10/10), Cum Laude.
M.A., New York University, New York, New York
Graduated in 2004 from the John. W. Draper Interdisciplinary Masters Program with a Master's Degree in “Humanities and Social Thought.” Cumulative GPA over 3.5. Course work included history, literary theory, sociology, political science, psychology, and philosophy. Thesis: "The Interdependence of Creativity and Love: The Case of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot."
B.A., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California
Graduated with a Dual B.A., in History and Psychology in 2001 with honors and awards; participated in athletics freshman year. Junior year spent abroad at the University of Madrid.
California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Lecturer, Philosophy Department, 7/17 to current
Currently teaching Critical Thinking and Ethics
Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, California
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Humanities, 12/16 to current
Currently teaching Humanities 301: Introduction to the Humanities and American Humanities.
Yuba College, Yuba City, California
Adjunct Part-Time Professor in Philosophy: 8/15 to current
Courses taught: Critical Thinking, Introduction to Philosophy, World Religions, and Ethics onsite, as well as supplementary material via the online platform Canvas.
Blake Austin College, Vacaville, CA and Online
Lead General Education Faculty: project from 1/2016 to 8/2016
Worked on the General Education program in Distance Education for Blake Austin College as the Lead General Education Faculty. This included working on setting up the online courses in Matrix LMS, performing quality review of platform and textbooks, as well as aiding in selecting future faculty. Solely authored three online courses: Twentieth Century World History, Ethics and Critical Thinking (with focuses for the health professional).
DeVry University, San Francisco and Fremont, California, and Online
Visiting Professor/Honor’s Faculty: 5/06 to current
Onsite courses taught include Twentieth Century Global History, Political Science, Introduction to Psychology, Motivation and Leadership (also used eCollege shell online as supplemental instruction source). Online (solely) courses include three humanities courses, Logic and Critical Thinking, Twentieth Century Fine Arts, as well as Technology, Society and Culture. Part of the Honor’s Faculty teaching sections with Honor’s students.
Western Career College (now Carrington College), Antioch and Pleasant Hill, California
Instructor: 8/05 to 2/07
Taught multiple general education courses, including Ethics/Critical Thinking/Philosophy, English Reading and Composition, Sociology, Interpersonal Communication/Speech, Human Relations in Business, Psychology, and substituted in Math 1 classes.
Berlitz, Inc.; Tutor Didact, S.A.; ELS Language Centers; Easy 21, S.L., Spain and California
ESL Teacher and Academic Director, 2001 to 2010
Taught English as a second language at multiple levels and ages in various locations over the multiple years. Helped create and direct an independent ESL academy in Madrid.
Forthcoming publication in the special issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of History on “Pragmatism and the Philosophy of History”: “Ortega’s Pragmatist Perspectivism: A Methodology to Search for Historical Absolutes and Overcome the Problem of Relativism.”
"F.C.S. Schiller's Pragmatist Philosophy of History" in Contemporary Pragmatism Volume 14, Number 4 (2017), pp. 1-32.
Forthcoming book chapter (2017): “La Teoría Pragmatista de la Historia en José Ortega y Gasset” (“José Ortega y Gasset’s Pragmatist Theory of History”) in: Ardavín Trabanco, Carlos X and Lastra, Antonio, Meditaciones Orteguianas, Nexofía Libros electrónicos de La Torre del Virrey: l’Eliana, Spain. (Available in both Spanish and English.
"Anti-Dualism in History and Nature," in Journal of the Philosophy of History, 4 (2010), pgs. 44-64.
"Un posible diálogo historicista entre William James y José Ortega y Gasset" ("A Possible Historicist Dialogue between William James and José Ortega y Gasset"), in La Torre del Virrey, número 14 (2013), pgs. 17-20.
"What is an Author?", in Philosophy Now, Volume 60 (March/April 2007), pgs. 22-25.
"The Twentieth Century in Twenty Minutes" eBook.
"APA Citations: The Necessary Basics (In Ten Minutes)" eBook.
"MLA Citations: The Necessary Basics (In Ten Minutes)" eBook.
AWARDS, ADDITIONAL SKILLS, VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Recipient of the 2009 Richard Rorty Fellowship at the University of Alcalá, Spain.
- Fluent in Spanish.
- Skilled in multiple online teaching platforms, including eCollege, Canvas, iConnect, and Matrix LMS.
- Member of the American Philosophical Association.
- Serve on the HEAd Committee for the University of Valencia.
- Experience in many of the administrative aspects of teaching, such as objectives assessments, program review, and curriculum development.
- Volunteer Coach, Winter 2017, Jr. NBA boys ages 5-6, and upcoming 2018.