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Dr. Ryan Scherbart

Dr. Ryan Scherbart
Department: Philosophy
phone 510.723.6675
I am a tenured, full-time instructor of philosophy, religious studies, and humanities at Chabot College. I did my undergraduate work in philosophy and psychology at UC Santa Barbara. After earning a master's degree in philosophy at San Diego State, I taught at Santa Rosa Jr. College, Gavilan College, and Cabrillo College over a ten year span. In 2013, I completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at UC Santa Cruz and was hired full-time at Chabot in 2015. My areas of interest include free will, ethics, metaphysics, logic, and taoist & buddhist philosophy. Classes I teach include: PHIL 50: God, Nature, Human Nature, PHIL 60: Ethics, PHIL 70: Social & Political Philosophy, PHIL 65: Knowledge, RELS 50: Religions of the World, RELS 65: Religions of Asia, and HUMN 65: The American Style. I am also the Co-chair of the COOL (Committee on Online Learning) and am interested in the best practices and future of online education.