Robert Arp, Ph.D.

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"Teaching Machine"

I have been teaching at the college/university level for over 20 years, with numerous in-class/face-to-face, online, and hybrid philosophy, humanities, and world religion courses under my belt.

When I was in grad school at Saint Louis University (1996-2005), I knew that by and through teaching I would be learning so much about the discipline of philosophy and the various standard topics and arguments found in its sub-disciplines. Thus, since my first semester of grad school I have always been a "teaching machine," as one colleague once put it.

No matter what my occupation, I have been consistently teaching either during the day, in the evenings, on weekends, or online for the past 20 years.

I have taught as an adjunct, then assistant, then visiting assistant, then adjunct professor of philosophy at universities, four-year colleges, and community colleges, to 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 (alphabetized):

- Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
- Applied Ethics
- Aquinas’ Five Proofs
- Aristotle
- Asian Philosophy
- Belief and Superstition
- Bioethics
- Business Ethics
- Contemporary Moral Theory
- Contemporary Philosophy
- Creation Mythologies of the World
- Creativity and Cognition (course I developed)
- Critical Thinking
- Cyberethics
- Descartes & Hobbes: Metaphysics, Mind, and Modernity (course I developed)
- Environmental Ethics
- Epistemology
- Ethics
- Ethics and Scientific Practice
- Existentialism
- Feminist Philosophy
- The Great Thinkers
- History and Foundations of Cognitive Science
- Introduction to the Humanities
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Kant and Hegel
- Logic
- Logic, Language & Media Madness (course I developed)
- Medieval Philosophy
- Metaphysics
- Mind and Modernity (course I developed)
- Modern Philosophy
- 19th-Century Philosophy
- Philosophy of Biology
- Philosophy of Education
- Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Class
- Philosophy of God
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Technology
- Philosophy of Visual Perception (course I developed)
- Political Philosophy
- Realism and Antirealism (course I developed)
- Self and Reality
- Symbolic Logic
- Teleology (course I developed)
- 20th-Century Continental Philosophy
- World Religions

Graduate Courses:

- Corporate Responsibility and Society (I co-developed this course)

- Evolutionary Psychology & Creative Problem Solving (I developed this course)

- Health Care Policy and Ethics (I co-developed this course)

- Induction and Probability (reading course, I developed this course)

- Philosophy of Biology (while Visiting Professor at Florida State, 2006-2007)

- Realism and Antirealism (reading course, I developed this course)

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.