Isidoro Talavera, B.S., M.A., M.S.E., M.A., Ph.D.


Professional Society Memberships

(1) The Tennessee Philosophical Association

(2) The Tennessee Association of Developmental Education

(3) The American Association of Philosophy Teachers

(4) The Mathematical Association of America

(5) The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists

Biographical Sketch

For about 17 years, I have taught many different courses at the High School and College levels in Central and North America. In Guatemala, Central America, I taught English (as a second language) and Mathematics (Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Finite Math, Logic, Physics, and Computer Science) in a bilingual setting. I created the English Department for Distance Education and served as English Coordinator at Francisco Marroquin University. I served as a Math Coordinator for the entire math program at Colegio Metropolitano (Lower, Middle and High School levels). And, I served as a Math Instructor at Del Valle University.

In Searcy, Arkansas, I taught College Algebra at Harding University. In Columbia, Missouri, I taught Ethics, Logic, and Introduction to Philosophy at the University of Missouri. In Nashville, Tennessee, I taught two semesters of Business and Professional Ethics at Lipscomb University. I taught Introduction to Philosophy (Intensive Writing Section), two sections of Ethics, and I was the 1999-2000 recipient of the Burke Award for Teaching Excellence at Vanderbilt University. I also taught Symbolic Logic for two years at Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. And at Nashville High-Tech Institute, I taught Critical Thinking, Psychology, Sociology, Human Relations, and Business Math. I am presently an assistant professor in the AEAO Mathematics Department of Tennessee State University, actively teaching Mathematics, Learning Strategies, and Critical Thinking. My Vanderbilt University Doctoral thesis in the field of Philosophy is entitled Time and the Nature and Possibility of Knowledge.


©2005 Benjamin Talavera