Some of my projects:
- www.teachphilosophy101.org — this site (which had attracted over 350,000 visitors when I last counted) was my attempt to provide college faculty members with effective tools to promote student learning. After I retired I turned it over to the Philosophy Documentation Center and a new editor.
- Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam is a nine minute YouTube video that I produced and directed. My collaborators, Jim Christy (narration) and Bryson Kemp (original music and videography) made my vision much more powerful than I could have imagined.
- Mythology@PMA – is an online resource documenting the mythological background of some of the art works in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is currently still in draft form so is password protected.
Also, some terrific websites created by my former first-year students:
- www.boethius101.org, developed by my very last class of Villanova first year honors students (fall 2014), this is an introduction to The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius (480–524 CE). The Consolation is one of the most important books of late antiquity and the students really did an excellent job of bringing Boethius’ ideas to life for today.
- The Journey of a RestlessHeart. This is an introduction to St. Augustine’s Confessions, written by my first year honors students from fall 2013. It is designed as a guide for college students who are studying Augustine.
- Ever Ancient, Ever New: A Guide to the Augustinian Windows of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, written by my freshman students in fall of 2012 and published as part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the church, with an Introduction by Rev. Joseph Narog, OSA, pastor of the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.
- The San Gimignano Frescoes of the Life of St. Augustine (a guide for college students). A student guide to the famous frescoes of the life of St. Augustine, painted by Benozzo Gozzoli (1429-1497) in the Church of St. Augustine in San Gimignano, Italy. The students analyze the art images, relate them to the text of Confessions, and talk about their meaning for college students today.
- A Tour of the Modern and Contemporary Wing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. First year students explain twelve iconic modern and contemporary works in the museum, including artists such as: Cassatt, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Duchamp, Warhol, and Cy Twombly.
- An Introduction to St. Augustine’s Confessions: A Guide for New Villanova Faculty Members by New Villanova Students. Developed by another class of first year Villanova students.