702-M Pray Harrold
His teaching interests are broad, but he especially enjoys teaching general philosophy of science, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of biology, ethics, and introduction to philosophy. He also enjoys any and all opportunities to introduce students to philosophy and philosophical thinking.
Dr. Koolage is the 2011 recipient of Eastern Michigan University's Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Teaching I Award.
Other EMU teaching awards include a 2017 Thank-a-Teacher award and a 2011 Student Success Network Award.
Dr. Koolage is also a 2016 NEH grant recipient.
"Reasoning, Science, and The Ghost Hunt," (with Timothy Hansel), Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 40, No. 2, p 201
"Climate Modeling: Comments on Coincidence, Conspiracy, and Climate Change Denial," (with Michael Goldsby) Environmental Philosophy, Vol. 12, Issue 2, Fall 2015, p 221-252.
"Miraculous Consilience? Constraints on Formulations of the No Miracles Argument," European Scientific Journal, June 2015, Special Edition Vol. 2
Introduction to Philosophy: An Online Textbook, Great River Learning, 2011.
"Chemical Action: What is it, and Why Does It Matter?" (with Ralph Hall) The Journal of Nanoparticle Research: Volume 13, Issue 4, 2011, p 1401.
Introduction to Philosophy: An Online Textbook, Great Rivers Learning, 2011
Realism and the Agreement of Independent Measurements
Recent Professional Presentations
“Who put the Students in Charge!?! The Sophia Project,” (with Dani Clevenger) AAPT’s Teaching Hub at the Eastern American Philosophy Association Conference, 2018
“Selective Realism: The Agreement of Independent Measurements,” Eastern Michigan University’s Philosophy Speakers Series, 2017
“Is a Scientific Worldview at Odds with a Religious One?” (with Steven Backues, Clay Carlson, Phil Schmitz, and Michael Scoville) Eastern Michigan University, 2017
“Can Computers Think?” Zion Lutheran Church, 2017 (Invited Talk)
“Teaching Through Culminating Events,” (with Dani Clevenger), National Association for Developmental Education, 2017
“The Sophia Project: An Experimental Curriculum,” (with Dani Clevenger, Taylor Chase, Lauren Williams, and Katherine Valek), Excel@Teaching: Empowering Student Learners (2017)
“Using AAC&U's VALUE Rubrics to Design an NEH-funded General Education Course on Discovery” (with Darlene Leifson), (a) Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference (2017); (b) AAC&U's General Education Assessment conference (2017)
"High Impact Practices, Culminating Events, and Student Learning” (with Dani Clevenger), Marygrove College (2017)
"Teaching through Culminating Events" (with Dani Clevenger), Regional Conference on Teaching Philosophy in the Michigan Area (2016)
"Assessing Undergraduate Research by way of Research Capstone Events: A Case with some Data" (with Dani Clevenger), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy (2016)
"Enhancing Teaching and Research Practices through Informal Faculty Collaborations" (with Darlene Leifson), Student Success Conference (2016)
"Performing Faculty Stories: how to craft and use story as a teaching and learning tool" (with Jessica Alexander and Jennifer Kindred), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy (2015)
"Epistemic Injustice and the Humanities" Youngstown State University's Eat, Think, Drink (2014)
"Unlearning and the One Minute Paper" Facilitators Training Seminar, American Association for Philosophy Teachers (2014)
Comments on "A Second Millian Account of the Desirability of Pleasure" by Andrew Sneddon, Pacific APA (2014)
"Climate Modeling: Comments on Coincidence, Conspiracy, and Climate Change Skepticism" International Social Philosophy Conference (2013)
Comments on "Responsibility and Implicit Bias" by Michael Brownstein, Pacific APA (2013)
"Exploring the Link Between Can and Should" Star Lecture Series, Eastern Michigan University (2012)
"Epistemic Injustice and the Humanities Classroom" International Social Philosophy Conference (2011)
"Mitigating Epistemic Injustice in the Humanities" Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy Conference (2011)
"Chemical Action: The Need to Determine if Nanoparticles work 'Chemically' or 'Physically'" Toward the Regulation of Nanomaterials, Notre Dame (2010) ONLINE