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(last update: January 2018)

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Epistemology

Areas of Competence

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Technology

Current Positions Held

  • Adjunct Instructor. Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) Program, Lincoln College. Normal, IL.
  • Adjunct Instructor. Fine Arts & Humanities Department, Heartland Community College. Normal, IL.
  • Graduate Teacher Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, IL.
  • Research Assistant. Psychology of Philosophy Laboratory. Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, IL.

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, IL.
    • PhD, philosophy, 2018 (anticipated)
    • M.A., philosophy, 2017
  • Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC.
    • B.A., philosophy, 2011
    • B.A., physics, 2011

Research Experience

Publications

S. Natarajan, S. Joshi, B. Saha, A. Edwards, T. Khot, E. Moody, K. Kersting, C. Whitlow, J. Maldjian. "Relational Learning helps in Three-way Classifcation of Alzheimer Patients from Structural Magnetic Resonance Images of the Brain." IJMLC 2013 [pdf]

S. Natarajan, S. Joshi, B. Saha, A. Edwards, T. Khot, E. Moody, K. Kersting, C. Whitlow, J. Maldjian. "A Machine Learning Pipeline for Three-Way Classifcation of Alzheimer Patients from Structural Magnetic Resonance Images of the Brain." ICMLA 2012: 203-208 [pdf]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

"Modality for Moderate Empiricists", with Jonathan Livengood,

  • Illinois Philosophical Association, November 2015
  • SIUC Philosophical Collaborations Conference, March 2015

"Defining Success for Ourselves",

  • UNC-Charlotte Student Conference, March 2013

Comments

On Caley Howland’s “The Problem Implicit Bias Poses for Epistemic Justification”

  • UIUC Graduate Conference Apr 2016

On Tyrus Fisher’s “Counterlegal Dependence and Causation’s Arrows”

  • APA Central Meeting Feb 2015

On Josef Kay’s “Scientific Representation, Deflationism, and the Semantic View”

  • UIUC Graduate Conference Mar 2014

On Raff Donelson’s “Against Brewer’s Critique of Desire”

  • UIUC Graduate Conference Mar 2013

Teaching Experience

As Primary Instructor

  • Applied Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Informal Logic
  • Philosophy and Technology
  • Illinois Lyceum Philosophy Program

As Teaching Assistant

  • Bioethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Informal Logic and Reasoning
  • Quantitative Logic and Reasoning

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  • 6 sections
  • 1 section
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  • 2 sections
  • 5 sections
  • 4 sections
  • 4 sections

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  • Spring 2018 (2)
  • Spring 2017, Fall 2017 (2), Spring 2018, Fall 2018 (4)
  • Spring 2017, Spring 2018
  • Fall 2016 (2), Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018 (2)
  • Summer 2016
  • Summer 2014, Summer 2015

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  • Spring 2016 (2)
  • Fall 2013, Spring 2013 (2), Fall 2015 (2)
  • Fall 2013 (2), Spring 2015 (2)
  • Fall 2012 (2), Fall 2014 (2)

Teaching Training

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Professional Portfolio Seminar Series, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

CWS Graduate Student Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2015

CITL Course Design Program, Fall 2014

Workshops Led

CITL Design Your Online Course, "Using Synchronous Communication Tools", November 2017

CITL Graduate Academy for College Teaching, Microteaching workshop facilitation, August 2014, January 2015, August 2016

CITL Graduate Academy for College Teaching, "Engaging Students Beyond the Classroom", August 2015, August 2016

CITL Graduate Academy for College Teaching, "Lesson Planning, Questioning Strategies, & Microteaching Preparation", August 2014, August 2015

Grants & Awards

University of Illinois Department of Philosophy Smalley Grant Fellowship, Spring 2017 ($10,000)

University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement 2014 Grant, awarded for the Illinois Lyceum project ($4000)

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Teacher Scholar Certificate, Spring 2015

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Graduate Teaching Certificate, Spring 2014

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Merit Fellowship, Spring 2014 (one semester fully funded)

List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013 (PHIL102 & PHIL101), Spring 2013 (PHIL100), Fall 2012 (PHIL103)

Professional Development

Professional Service

Department of Philosophy Website Committee. Member, 2014-2016

College Teaching Effectiveness Network. Member, 2014-present

UIUC Graduate Philosophy Organization.

  • Secretary, 2017-2018
  • President, 2016-2017
  • Treasurer, 2013-2015
  • Faculty Liaison, 2013-2014

UIUC Graduate Conference Organizing Committee.

  • Chair, 2013-2015
  • Member, 2012-present

UIUC Graduate Employee's Organization.

  • Chair, Communications Committee, 2013-2015
  • Steward's Council Member, 2012-present

Midwest Experimental and Theoretical Association (META) Committee. 2012-2013

Professional Memberships

Philosophy of Psychology Laboratory at Illinois (PoP Lab).

Statistical Relational Artifcial Intelligence Team (StRAIT). 2011-2012

Coursework

  • Year 6

Causation in Fundamental Physics (Christopher Weaver)

  • Year 5

Experimental Philosophy (Jonathan Livengood)

  • Year 4

Time in Philosophy of Physics (Christopher Weaver), Evidence and Accuracy (Jennifer Carr), Debunking Arguments (Dan Korman)

  • Year 3

Modal Logic (Jonathan Livengood), Scientific Understanding (Jonathan Waskan), Network Analysis (Jana Diesner), Philosophy of Social Science (Jonathan Livengood), Logic & Recursion Theory (Balazs Gyneis)

  • Year 2

Bernard Williams (David Sussman), Scientific Modeling (Jonathan Waskan), Philosophy of Mathematics* (Andrew Arana), Representing & Organizing Information Resources (David Dubin), Metaphysics in Physics (Jonathan Livengood), Hellenic Philosophy (Kirk Sanders)

  • Year 1

Philosophy of Cognitive Science (Jonathan Waskan), Responsibility and the Law (Michael Moore), History of Bayesianism (Jonathan Livengood), Formal Semantics (Peter Lasersohn), Causation (Jonathan Livengood), Epistemology (Dan Korman), Evolutionary Neuroscience (Justin Rhodes)

*: Course was taken as an audit.

Last Update: December 2017