Harvard Appointment Dates: May 13, 2021 - May 12, 2023
Research Interests: Our research focuses on developing the most effective training materials and resources to help educators implement argument visualization into their classrooms. This work builds on the research underway in other philosophy departments such as Princeton and Carnegie Mellon, where preliminary findings show that intensive practice with mapping arguments significantly improves the analytical thinking and writing skills of college freshmen. We seek to expound upon these promising results to explore applications of mapping in classrooms and online. In particular, we help students practice and develop argument analysis and reasoning skills using Mastery Learning.