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Jayne Tristan, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte, 1998 to present. Awarded College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002; Liberal Studies Assessment Committee; Faculty Associate of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.
My research in teaching and learning focuses on online course development, which provides a variety of exercises designed to improve student ability to critically evaluate arguments and evidence. John Dewey’s Logic: The Theory of Inquiry and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, inform my course, PHIL 1106 Critical Thinking, which integrates interdisciplinary research on fallibility and problem solving. My other courses include LBST 2211 Society, Ethics and Technology; Our Technological Future; Poverty and Economic Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Technology.
A member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, since 1992.
“Darwin’s Influence on Dewey’s Logic and Metaphysics” a publication on John Dewey’s Logic of Discovery.
Inquiry & Argument, Great Rivers Technologies, 2015, an interactive online critical thinking text.
Relational Thinking Styles and Natural Intelligence: Assessing Inference Patterns for Computational Modeling, co-author Phyllis Chiasson, Information Science Reference (IGI Global) 2012.
“The Role of Measurement in Inquiry,” in Dewey’s Logical Theory New Studies and Interpretations, Eds. F. T. Burke, et. al., Vanderbilt University Press, 2002.
Ph.D. Philosophy, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996.
M.S. Philosophy, University of Oregon, 1992.