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 160 in-class/face-to-face and some 180 online and hybrid Philosophy, Humanities, and World Religions 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, Humanities, and World Religions that I have taught thus far.


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.


Here are the undergraduate courses I have developed from scratch and been fortunate enough to teach:


Teleology

I developed this course while I was working on a dissertation topic at SLU.


Logic, Language, and Media Madness

I have taught this fascinating and fun course face-to-face and online.


Mind and Modernity

I taught this course while I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SMSU.


Descartes and Hobbes: Metaphysics, Mind, and Methodology

Another course I taught while I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SMSU.


Graduate Courses

Corporate Responsibility and Society

I co-developed this course with a Business Professor at Webster University.


Health Care Policy and Ethics

I co-developed this course with a Nursing Professor at University of St. Mary.


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.


Philosophy of Biology

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


Religion Courses, Paul VI High School (Fairfax, VA | 1993-1996)

The Existence of God (my own course, offered as an elective to seniors)

Morality (sophomores)

Catholic Social Teaching (juniors)

Old Testament (all freshmen in the school)

New Testament (all freshmen in the school)

The New Catechism of the Catholic Church (sophomores)


Tutoring

New Testament Greek

Reading Aquinas' Summa in Latin

Critical Thinking on the LSAT

Critical Thinking on the MCAT