Karen W

Teacher and Musician in Baltimore, Maryland

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In a nutshell:
Middle-aged mom, absent-minded professor, avocational musician, erstwhile DJ & webmaster, inveterate reader, indifferent homemaker, enthusiastic Sherlockian, would-be traveler, ecumenical Christian, uncloseted Democrat, sometime vegetarian.


In complete sentences:
For going on 30 years now, I've taught philosophy to reluctant undergraduates at several colleges and universities in and around Baltimore, MD, the steadiest gig being 23 years as an adjunct at Stevenson University. My specialty is Logic, but I've also taught Intro, History of Ideas, Ethics, Aesthetics, and electives ranging from Feminism to Philosophy of Mind. My students are almost all majors in other disciplines, which lends a missionary flavor to the work.

Along the way, I've enjoyed a parallel career as a church musician (pianist, organist, choir director, worship leader), volunteering for thirty years in my home congregation before being hired as music director by a nearby Lutheran church.

In my copious free time, I've sung with symphony and community choruses, played piano in small ensembles, enjoyed a pair of seven-year stints as host of a weekly classical program on a local public radio station, and pursued Sherlock Holmes fandom to a fairly serious level.

Oh, and raised three wonderful kids.

During my first fifteen years as a netizen I went by "camillofan," offering myself as a go-to gir

  • Education
    • Loyola University Maryland
    • University of Oxford