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Katy Shorey, PhD is an assistant teaching professor in the department of philosophy and religion at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on criteria for evaluating the success of scientific explanations and for judging between better and worse explanations. In the scholarship of teaching and learning, Shoreys current work is in collaboration with the Faculty Scholars Program through Northeastern Universitys Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research. Shoreys research is aimed at gathering and analyzing evidence of how a series of active learning and problem-based assignments contribute to learning outcomes within philosophy courses. Her PhD, Philosophy of Science is from the University of Missouri.
Last Updated: 02-04-2020
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