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Jayne Tristan, Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte since 1998. Awarded College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002; a member of the Liberal Studies Assessment Committee, and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.
Dr. Tristan’s research in teaching and learning focuses on John Dewey’s Logic: The Theory of Inquiry. Her online course PHIL 1106 Critical Thinking is designed to improve cognitive habits and integrates interdisciplinary research on fallibility, systems thinking, and problem solving. She also teaches LBST Society, Ethics and Society, online. Upper division courses include: Utopias and Our Technological Future; Poverty and Economic Philosophy; and History and Philosophy of Technology and Science.
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 textbook designed to improve habits of thought.
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.