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Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy

Katy Shorey is assistant teaching professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Her research focuses on criteria for evaluating the success of scientific explanations. In particular, how to articulate a general account of explanation that specifies what is necessary for explanation, and the criteria for judging between better and worse explanations. In the scholarship of teaching and learning, Katy’s current work is in collaboration with the Faculty Scholars Program through Northeastern University’s Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research. Katy’s research is aimed at gathering and analyzing evidence of how a series of active learning and problem-based assignments contribute to learning outcomes within philosophy courses.

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  • Education

    Ph.D., 2015, Philosophy of Science
    University of Missouri

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    414 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115


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