Ryan Ravanpak | PhD

Phillips Academy at Andover
MIT Department of Philosophy

In Fall 2023 - Spring 2024, I am the instructor for the following courses: (1) Ethics of Technology, and (2) Ethics of Medicine, (3) Existentialism, and (4) Views of Human Nature.

During Summer, 2023, I was on the instructional staff for a program in Intelligence, Data, Ethics, and Society at the Ethics Institute of Northeastern University. In Spring, 2022, I was the Ethical Thinking Instructor for "De-carbonizing Mongolia's Capital City of Ulaanbaatar"  - a course on engineering, climate, and sustainability, within MIT Department of New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET). 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 2020-2021, I held a competitive Teaching Development Fellow in the MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory. Previous to being awarded that fellowship, I completed the MIT Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program.

As a Teaching Development Fellow, I've collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of educators across disciplines at MIT in order support the development of pedagogical resources within various departments at MIT.  

In addition to teaching at MIT and Phillips Academy, 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 courses that I have teaching experience in can be found on my CV. This website also houses more finely-grained information (syllabi, lesson plans) on teaching in Bioethics, Ethics of Technology, and Philosophy and the Arts