SS 2012
Here I am with my Ancient Philosophy Summer School class of 2012, having a symposium outdoors, while embracing sceptical doubts

I am very enthusiastic about teaching philosophy, which I have been doing as a graduate teaching assistant and lecturer in UK universities since 2012. I have taught topics in Ancient Philosophy (including Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic Philosophy, Ancient Skepticism, Ancient Political Thought, Late Ancient Philosophy, Cosmos & Body, and specialist modules on particular texts), Moral Philosophy, Ethics (Historical and Contemporary), Gender & Philosophy, and Women in Ancient Thought at the University of Oxford, in the Departments of Philosophy and Classics at King’s College London, and for University of California Berkeley’s London Program. I have also taught intensive courses on Ancient Philosophy (as sole lecturer) at Oxford’s Winter PPE School, and King’s Summer School, which I have blogged about here. I supervise undergraduate and graduate research students in a variety of areas in ancient philosophy, and am personal tutor to both Philosophy and Classics students.

A summary of my teaching evaluations from these institutions is available upon request.

British Museum photo_Dionna with busts of philosophers
One of my Summer School students following in some well known footsteps on a class visit to the Greek collection at the British Museum

I hold a PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma) in Higher Education, and a PGCAP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) in Higher Education from King’s Learning Institute, and am a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Association) in the UK. These provide an important opportunity to reflect on and continually improve my teaching practice.

In addition to my teaching duties, I am have been an Assistant Examiner for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for Philosophy, and have served as Admissions Interviewer for University College, Oxford.

Berkeley students thinking together in small groups.