Philosophy prof: “Connect with your students”

Alan Fox, Philosophy, University of Delaware

Alan Fox talks about successfully teaching an online philosophy class, as well as some of the difficulties involved with online courses; his classroom philosophy; and the importance of tolerance in the world.





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Professor Alan Fox (09/13/12)
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About our guest

Alan Fox is a Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, and joined the UD faculty 1990. He has published on Buddhism and Chinese Philosophy. His research is currently focused on Philosophical Daoism.

Fox has received every teaching award for which he is eligible at the University of Delaware, and has received recognition from national groups as well. He received the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 and 2006, and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999. In 2006 he was named Delaware Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Summer of 2012, Fox was named to a 2-year term as a National Teaching Fellow by the American Association of Philosophy teachers. Many students have commented that his World Religions class is one of the best ones they’ve taken at UD.

Fox is the former director of the University Honors Program, and is presently the Director of UD’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program as well as advisor to the undergraduate Religious Studies Minor.

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Photo credit: Evan Krape, UD OCM