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, ecumenical Christian, liberal Democrat, erstwhile DJ, doting Grandma, and Baker Street Irregular.

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In complete sentences:
For going on 35 years, I've taught philosophy to reluctant undergrads at several colleges and universities near Baltimore, MD, including 27.5 years as a 3/4-time adjunct at Stevenson University and an overlapping 11.5 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, so it's a bit like mission work.

In my parallel career as a church musician, I volunteered for three decades at one local 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 sons.

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

  • Education
    • Loyola University Maryland
    • University of Oxford