Josh May


[Note: Except for a summer class, I am not currently teaching until Fall 2022, since I’m on sabbatical during Spring 2020 and on a fellowship for two years after that.]

I’ve been teaching my own philosophy courses since 2009. In that time, I’ve taught over 50 classes on a broad range of topics. My regulars at UAB are Intro to PhilosophyBioethicsEthics: Theories of Good and Evil, and Neuroethics. I also occasionally teach seminars, which usually cover current debates in those fields.

I work hard to make my courses interesting and enjoyable, but also challenging and fair. My teaching evaluations indicate that students appreciate my approach (for a sense, see In 2017, I was honored to receive the “Outstanding Professor Award” from the students in UAB’s Early Medical School Acceptance Program.

Josh May Teaching Award
EMSAP Teaching Award 2017

Sample Syllabi


Key Resources

Why Be a Philosophy Major?