I taught Ethics and Philosophy continuously between the years 2000 and 2006.
My last teaching position was at the National Naval
The teaching experience that had the greatest impact on me was definitely the semester I taught inmates at Lorton Federal Prison in Lorton, Virginia. As an adjunct of the Georgetown University School for Summer & Continuing Education, I taught 18-20 inmates, of a variety of ages, the following texts: Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Symposium, Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and excerpts from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. This class centered on readings, our once-a-week discussions, and several writing assignments. I was very impressed by the commitment of my students in this class; they did their readings and came to class prepared to talk. They wrote out their assignments long-hand on the paper I provided to them. They relished having a venue for their intellectual opinions. This class is still my personal touchstone reminding me to never take education for granted.