Conferences and Lectures

Invited Lectures and Keynote Addresses

“The Stories We Tell: Dialogue and Images of Childhood,” invited lecture for College of Humanities Visiting Speaker Program and the Office of Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Series, California State University, Northridge: February 2020

“Ethics in Everyday Life,” keynote address for Global Solutions Forum: Ethical Leadership with Impact (Vail, CO): October 2019

“Images of Childhood: Innocence and Agency,” University of California, Riverside, Religious Studies Colloquia Series: May 2019

“On Taking Children at Their Word: Child Agency, Responsibility, and Harm,” invited lecture for California State University, Northridge Philosophy Colloquia Series: March 2018

“Educating the Whole Child: Ethics and Social-Emotional Learning,” keynote address for the Kern Rural Teacher Residency of California State University, Bakersfield: January 2018

“Paul, Pluralism, and Philosophy with Children: A Reflection on Philosophical Possibilities,” invited lecture for Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture Series (Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, ME): October 2017

“Integrating Sports and Ethics Education,” keynote address for Sports Ethics Conference (Penn State University): April 2017 

“Why Not Pre-College Philosophy?,” invited lecture for 37th annual Philosophy Symposium (Salisbury University, Department of Philosophy): April 2017 

“Learning to Listen: Childhood, Education, and Epistemic Injustice,” invited lecture for the Race, Sex & Ethics Lecture Series (Yale University, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies): March 2017

“Philosophy and Diversity: Implications and Questions for Education,” invited lecture for Penn State Center for Education and Civil Rights: February 2017

“Ethics and Education: Embedding Ethical Development at Penn State,” keynote address at Penn State Berks Faculty Retreat: December 2015

“Ethical Recognition and Children: Rethinking the Being/Becoming Divide,” invited lecture for pre-service teachers and Education faculty (University of Luleå, Sweden): May 2014

“Ethical Recognition and the Practice of Ethics Education with Young Children,” keynote address for 7th Annual Moral Literacy Colloquium (Penn State University): April 2014

Recent Conference Presentations

“Ethics and Policing: Philosophers Engaging with Police Reform,” (with Ben Jones, Eduardo Mendieta, and Mercer Gary), 6thPublic Philosophy Network Conference: October 2021

“The Ethics of Community-Campus Partnerships in Higher Education,” (with Rebecca Taylor, Ashley Kuntz, Ron Glass, and Taylor Spicer), Philosophy of Education Society Virtual Annual Meeting: March 2021

“Pivoting in the COVID-19 Era: Ethics Programming and Virtual Engagement,” (with Nate Olson and Kallee McCullough), 30thAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference: February 2021

“Supporting Philosophy as a Public Practice,” 5thPublic Philosophy Network Conference: October 2019

“Humanities Beyond Bars: A Collaborative Approach to Prison Ethics Education” (with Nate Olson), 19thInternational Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference: October 2019

“Social-Emotional, Ethical, and Democratic Education: An Integrated Approach to Precollege Philosophy” (with Brittney Beck), 5thBiennial Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization Conference: June 2019

“On Taking Children at Their Word,” Southern Journal of Philosophy Workshop: March 2019

“Philosophy Beyond the Ivory Tower” (with Nancy McHugh), 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy: March 2019

“Ethics Bowl in Prisons” (with Nate Olson), 28thAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference: March 2019

“Alternative Models for Prison Debate Programs: Ethics Bowl” (with Kyle Robertson, Nate Olson, Kathy Richards, Dian Grier, and Tommy Gardner), 8thAnnual National Conference on Higher Education in Prisons: November 2018

“Broadening the Reach of Philosophy,” American Philosophical Association Teaching Hub (Pacific): March 2018

“Ethics and Community Engagement,” 27thAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference: March 2018

“Citizens Now, Not Citizens in Training” (with Stephanie Serriere), College and University Faculty Assembly Conference: November 2017

“On the Role and Impact of the Higher Education Ethics Institute,” 43rd Association for Moral Education Conference: November 2017

“Ethics Across Early Childhood Education,” 19th International Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference: October 2017

“Childism and Precollege Philosophy: A Response to Child-Centered Prejudice,” 4th Biennial Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization Conference: June 2017

“Caring for Young Children: Philosophical Ethics in Early Childhood,” 8th Qualitative Report Conference: January 2017