Dr. Gosnell regularly teaches Ethics, Applied Ethics and Conflict Analysis. She is a certified mediator and board member of Quad City Mediation Services.
She has particular interest in justice and peace issues. Her classes are oriented around providing practical applications of theoretical concepts.
PhD, University of Iowa
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy and the Just Society
Philosophy and Human Nature
Philosophy of Sex and Love
Love Through the Ages
Ethics, Philosophy of Sex and Love, Conflict Analysis
"Soul Mates, Aristophanes and the Philosophy of Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Film-Philosophy, forthcoming.
"A Strategy for Teaching Content Analysis," Teaching Philosophy, March 2012.
"Summary: The World of Hesiod by Diskin Clay," Center for Hellenic Studies Material Summaries, Summer 2008.
"Summary: Hermes the Thief by Norman O. Brown, Chapters 3 and 4," Center for Hellenic Studies Material Summaries, Summer 2008.
"Now Showing: Pedagogy and Philosophy at the Movies," Philosophy and Film, Fall 2008.
"Ethics Focus," Journal of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Winter 2008.
"Lent is a Season of Reflection" Catholic Messenger, February 2008.
D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Conference on the Cardinal Virtues - March 2012 "The Value of Hope in Conflict Transformation."
Presenter, Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, February 2011 "Cultivating Benevolent Purpose"
Iowa State University Philosophy and Theology Colloquium - February 27, 2010 "The Use of Film and Philosophical Pedagogy"
Iowa State University Philosophy and Theology Colloquium - February 26, 2010 "Plato and Aristotle on Egocentric Love"
D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Conference on the Cardinal Virtues - April 2-4, 2009 "Contemplation as Action"
Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence - March 26, 2009, "The Demands of Conscience: The Later Merton on Social and Moral Obligation in the 21st Century."
Homer Across the Curriculum: The Homeric Hymns and The Poetry of Hesiod - July 14 - 18, 2008 "The Age of Homer and the Age of Hesiod" and "The World of Hesiod"
Wilbur Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence - March 25, 2007 "Philosophical Contemplation and Merton"