Robert Arp, Ph.D.

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"Teaching Machine"

I have been teaching at the college/university level since the fall of 1996, with over 150 in-class/face-to-face and some 170 online and hybrid Philosophy, World Religions, and Humanities courses under my belt (and the numbers continue to increase each semester).

When I was in grad school from 1996 to 2005, one of my colleagues called me a "teaching machine," and I always knew that I would be learning so much about a particular subject by teaching it.

Institutions where I have taught include:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (Assistant Professor, 2005-2006)
  • Florida State University (Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006-2007)
  • Saint Louis University (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Fontbonne College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Harris-Stowe State College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • McKendree College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Jefferson College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2000)
  • Maryville College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
  • Forest Park Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Florissant Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • St. Charles Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2007-2011)
  • Barton Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
  • Maple Woods Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
  • Penn Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
  • University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2014)
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
  • Webster University - St. Louis (Adjunct Professor, 1998-Present)
  • Webster University - Kansas City (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
  • Johnson County Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
  • Missouri Western State University (Adjunct Professor, 2015-Present)

Undergraduate Courses

Email me at [email protected] for a list of undergraduate courses in Philosophy, World Religions, and Humanities that I have taught through the years.

There are undergraduate courses I have developed and taught one time only, and then there are those standard courses, like Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking, that I have taught some 50 times each.

Graduate Courses

- Corporate Responsibility and Society -

I co-developed this nine-week course with a Business Professor at Webster University. Every MBA student at Webster must take this course, so I have taught it (and continue to teach it) some 35 times since the spring of 2011.

- Health Care Policy and Ethics -

I co-developed this course with a Nursing Professor at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS. Every MSN student at USM must take this course.

- Philosophy of Biology -

I taught this course while I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University in the 2006-2007 school year. It was helpful in generating ideas for my own book with Alex Rosenberg, Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology.

- Evolutionary Psychology & Creative Problem Solving -

I developed and taught this as a reading course, while I was at FSU.

- Induction and Probability -

I developed and taught this as a reading course, while I was at FSU.

- Realism and Antirealism -

I developed and taught this as a reading course, while I was at FSU.

Religion Courses Taught at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA (1993-1996):

- Catholic Social Teaching

- Existence of God

- Morality

- New Testament

- Old Testament

- The New Catechism of the Catholic Church


- New Testament Greek

- Reading Aquinas' Summa in Latin

- Critical Thinking on the LSAT

- Critical Thinking on the MCAT

If you like, email me at [email protected] for a list of course descriptions and/or syllabi. Also, I can give you exact dates and locations for the above courses.