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Alexander V. Stehn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

Department of History and Philosophy

College of Arts and Humanities

UT Pan American

My teaching philosophy is indebted to John Dewey's attempt to link education to both personal growth and the practice of democracy as a way of life.

I find that students respond positively to the challenge of taking up philosophy as a discipline that can be used to improve our understandings, cultivate our characters, and reconstruct the world. When students experience education in the broader terms of self-development and community-building, they are empowered to succeed not just in courses or even careers but in the perennial quest for a life worth living.