Ryan Ravanpak
MIT Department of Philosophy

In Fall 2022- Spring 2023, I am the instructor for three courses at Phillips Academy. These are: (1) The Ethics of Technology, (2) Existentialism, and (3) Views of Human Nature.

In Spring, 2022, I was the Ethical Thinking Instructor for an engineering course on climate and sustainability within the 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 Teaching Development Fellow in the MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory.

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. 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. I've also created lesson outlines and class worksheets for Bioethics, Ethics of Technology, and Philosophy and the Arts. Additionally, I have organized teaching events and panels for first-time teaching assistants on subjects pertaining to effective teaching, grading student work, and creating a warm and inclusive space for undergraduate students.

In addition to teaching undergraduate students 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 courses that I have teaching experience in can be found on my CV.

I have also served as a Graduate Student Representative in the MIT Department of Philosophy. This has included administrative and support responsibilities involving graduate student teaching assignments.