Ryan Ravanpak
MIT Department of Philosophy

In 2020-2021, I served as a Teaching Development Fellow in the MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory. In Summer 2021, I served as an Ethics of Technology Teaching Fellow in a program piloted by the Office of Experiential Learning at MIT. In Spring, 2022, I am serving as the Ethical Thinking Instructor for an engineering course on climate and sustainability within the MIT Department of New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET).

As a Teaching Development Fellow, I have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of teachers across disciplines at MIT in order support the development of pedagogical resources within the MIT institution and the MIT Department of Philosophy. During this time I developed a system for graduate students to solicit feedback from faculty members and their peers on their teaching and to expose them to a variety of effective and distinctive teaching styles. Additionally, I've created lesson outlines and class worksheets for Bioethics, Ethics of Technology, and Philosophy and the Arts. I've also organized teaching events and Q&A's for first-time teaching assistants on subjects pertaining to effective teaching, grading student work, and creating a warm and inclusive space for undergraduate students.

I have taught students primarily at the undergraduate university level at MIT. I also have exposure with teaching high-achieving students at the middle school and high-school level within a program at Seattle University in Washington piloted by Johns Hopkins University. A list of the courses that I have teaching experience in can be found on my CV.

In addition, as a Graduate Student Representative in the MIT Department of Philosophy, I have handled both administrative and support roles involving teaching responsibilities assigned to graduate students.