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Robert Arp, PhD

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Courses Taught

Since 1996, I have taught around 200 face-to-face undergraduate courses of all levels in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and other areas of the Humanities.


Starting in 1999 with v1 of Blackboard, I have over 200 online and/or hybrid courses of all levels in these areas under my belt as well. In addition to Blackboard, I am proficient with Canvas, D2L, and Moodle.

I have a Quality Matters Online Teaching Certification too.


I love to teach, and, in many ways, I live to teach.


And, as those of us who spend plenty of time with students know, teaching informs research, and vice versa.


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 (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Jefferson College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2000)
  • Maryville College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 2000)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
  • Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (Adjunct Professor, 2002)
  • Forest Park Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Florissant Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • St. Charles Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Barton Community College (Adjunct Professor, 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 robertarp320 [at] gmail.com for a list of undergraduate courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the Humanities 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 60 times each at this point.


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 and SAT & ACT Test Prep Instruction

New Testament Greek (1993, as a course in 2001)

Reading Aquinas' Summa in Latin (2000)

Critical Thinking on the LSAT (2005, 2006, 2012, 2014)

Critical Thinking on the MCAT (2012, 2015)

Kaplan SAT & ACT Test Prep Instructor (2011-2012)