MELINDA BONNIE FAGAN

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

MELINDA BONNIE FAGAN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy

Teaching

Current Courses

Fall 2017

  • PHIL 3300-001 Theory Of Knowledge (Student Feedback)
    Location: ST 215 (William Stewart Bldg)
  • PHIL 3350-001 Hist & Phil Science
    Location: NS 205 (Naval Science Bldg)
  • PHIL 3910-010 Individual Research
  • PHIL 4999-021 Honors Thesis/Project
  • PHIL 5910-010 Undergraduate Research
  • PHIL 6910-010 Individual Research
  • PHIL 6970-014 MA/MS Thesis Research
  • PHIL 6980-012 Faculty Consult M.A.
  • PHIL 7970-020 Thesis Research, Ph.D
  • PHIL 7980-008 Faculty Consult, Ph.D
  • PHIL 7980-016 Faculty Consult, Ph.D

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Student Projects

  • Sponsor, student-taught course ‘History and perception of self-injury’ (Rice University). Raasha Suleman. 01/2013 - 05/2013
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Rice University) . Carolyn Branecky. 04/2012 - 06/2013
  • Independent Research and Reading course (Rice University): (Fall 2009) . Alex Gorischek. 08/2009 - 12/2009
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Rice University) . Julia Bursten. 04/2007 - 06/2008

Courses taught (Rice)

Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012) 
 
Theory of Knowledge (Fall 2007, Spring 2009 & 2011, Fall 2011 & 2012, Spring 2014) 
 
Philosophy of Biology (Spring 2008, Spring 2011) 
 
Philosophy of Science (Spring 2009, Spring 2010) 
 
Seminar in Social Epistemology (Spring 2008) 
 
Seminar in Pragmatism: Rational Practices (Fall 2008) 
 
Seminar in Philosophy of Science (Fall 2010, Spring 2013, Spring 2014) 
 
Philosophical Challenges and Engineering Applications of Stem Cells (Spring 2010) 
(co-taught with Prof. Ann Saterbak, Dept. of Bioengineering, Rice University)