I love Shimer because I am constantly learning so much when I am there. The key for me is working in small class in which students both expect to and do share the lead, learning to trust their own curiosity to guide them.
B.A., St. Johns College, Annapolis MD.
M.A., Ph. D., Philosophy, Loyola of Chicago
I am grateful for the way Shimer has pushed me to teach throughout the core curriculum. I haven’t been able to do the entire core yet, but I hope to someday.
My favorite electives have been the ones in which students and I choose a single book, or a few short works, and spend the whole semester reading them together.
The Man without Qualities, Robert Musil
War and Peace, Leo Tostoy
On the Soul, Aristotle
I’ve also enjoyed the chance to teach several classes on Paulo Freire and radical pedagogy.