Kirk McDermid

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Kirk McDermid is a professor in Montclair State University’s department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and associate faculty at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. His research focuses on epistemology and metaphysics (philosophy of science, plagiarism and learning & assessment), and has taught a wide variety of courses from logic & decision theory to the philosophy of sport. He has published in diverse venues including Physics Letters A, Teaching Philosophy and Religious Studies.

He has taught several online and hybrid courses in philosophy, and has been dissatisfied with all of them – so far. Currently, Kirk is working on incorporating wikis with database functionality (SMW+, or semantic mediawiki) into his courses to facilitate student-driven collaboration and differentiated learning.

Instructor: Critical and Logical Thinking for Police

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