The Global School
Associate Professor of Teaching
Affiliated Department or Office
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Philosophy & Religion
International & Global Studies
BA University of Colorado at Denver 2003
MA University of New Mexico 2005
PhD University of South Florida 2012
Expert Bio

Professor Pfeifer’s research focus in philosophy is on contemporary continental philosophy, social and political philosophy, global justice, and development ethics. He teaches philosophy courses, international studies courses, and for the Great Problems Seminars—WPI’s distinctive first-year, project-based, interdisciplinary program that explores the many facets of a great global problem.

In addition, in the area of pedagogical research, Pfeifer, in collaboration with his colleague, Elisabeth Stoddard, has developed tools to discuss and address issues of bias and stereotyping on project teams, which are included in this handbook

Media Coverage

WPI Addresses Unconscious Bias

Diversity in Action

WPI’s ongoing efforts to prepare students for an increasingly diverse workforce were highlighted in this Diversity in Action article. “Researchers will teach WPI students how to identify and address bias and work in groups in ways that promote equity,” the article stated.

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