Karen W

Teacher and Musician in Baltimore, Maryland

Karen W

Teacher and Musician in Baltimore, Maryland

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In a nutshell:
Absent-minded professor, avocational musician, inveterate reader, would-be traveler, ecumenical Christian, liberal Democrat, erstwhile DJ, Sherlockian, Grandma.

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In complete sentences:
For 34 years, I've taught philosophy to reluctant undergrads at various colleges and universities near Baltimore, MD, including 27 years as a 3/4-time adjunct at Stevenson University and an overlapping 11 years in the same capacity at Towson University. Courses have included Logic, Intro., Ethics, Aesthetics, and assorted electives. Students are mostly majors in other disciplines, lending a missionary flavor to the work.

In my parallel career as a church musician, I volunteered for three decades in my home congregation before becoming music director at a nearby Lutheran parish.

Along the way, I've sung with some serious choruses, played piano in various ensembles, hosted a weekly classical program on local public radio, and pursued Sherlock Holmes fandom among the most devoted.

Oh, and raised three wonderful kids.

For my first 15 years as a netizen I went by "camillofan," offering myself as a go-to girl for info. in English about Giovanni Guareschi's wonderful Don Camillo stories. I'm still a major fan, but my current handle reflects other priorities.

  • Education
    • Loyola University Maryland
    • University of Oxford