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Dr. Paul Boaheng

 

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING TEACHING TRAVEL AWARD

Dr. Paul Boaheng was one of two faculty members selected to receive a FSU Global Understanding Course Travel Award funded by Title III to travel to China in 2013 to design a Global Understanding course. Since returning to campus, Dr. Boaheng has taught PHIL 211: World Religions as a Global Understanding course with Baotou Teachers' College (BTTC) and Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) in China using interactive videoconferencing and other Internet-based technologies.  Dr. Boaheng's Global Understanding courses have helped students from both countries develop intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning others' culture without passing judgment on others' cultural beliefs, values, and practices. Through Dr. Boaheng's Global Understanding courses, students are developing objectivity and tolerance toward people of varying religious and cultural traditions. In addition, Dr. Boaheng leads FSU's Global Understanding Course Training Workshops.  These workshops are designed to equip faculty with the techniques to design and teach Global Understanding courses with FSU's international partner institutions.  

Dr. Paul Boaheng

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office: LSB 228

Phone: 672-1761

Fax: 910-672-1090

Email: pboaheng@uncfsu.edu

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BIOGRAPHY
  • Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada
  • MA Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • MPHIL Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • BA University of Ghana, Legon

 

TEACHING COURSES

•· PHIL 110 Critical Thinking

•· PHIL 120 Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Issues

•· PHIL 210 Introduction to Philosophy

•· PHIL 211 Introduction to World Religion

   PHIL 230 Social & Political Philosophy

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

•· Contemporary Ethical Theories and Applied Ethics

•· Philosophy of Religion

•· Social and Political Philosophy

•· African Philosophy

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 * "Gambling on God: A Qualified Defense of Pascal's Wager", Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Volume 4, Number 3, March 2016 (Serial Number 16)

* "Patients' Bill of Rights", in "The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society", (SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, Dec 2015)

* "Prisoner Right to and Right to Refuse Medical Treatment."  In Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (Ed. Arrigo, Bruce), SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (August 6, 2014)

* "The Biblical Foundation for Social Justice: Why Fox News' Glenn Beck and Conservative Theologians Drs. Farewell and Lillback are Wrong" (with Joseph Osei) Thinking About Religion. Volume 11 (2014)

* "Why a Commitment to a Right to Liberty and Property does not Preclude Redistribution through Taxation and Welfare Programs: Scrutinizing Nozick's Entitlement Theory of Justice" US China Law Review (2014)

* The Legacy of Harvard Professor Ronald Dworkin for the Civil Rights' Movement: Why and how he challenged Philosophers of Law, Supreme Court Justices and politicians to take rights seriously. US China Law Review, 2014 (with Joseph Osei and Linda Tomlinson)

* God and the Traditional African Experience: Shattering the Stereotypes. Thinking About Religion. Volume 10 (2012)

* Robert Nozick, Libertarian?", South African Journal of Philosophy, with Wes Cooper, the second author (2011, 30(3))

* September 2016: "The Inapplicability of the Fallacy of False Dilemma to the Kingdom of God" Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC

* May 2016: "The Benefits of Incorporating Information Literacy into Classroom Assignments", Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University, NC

* March 2016: "Fallacies in Recent American Politics", Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

* January 2016: "Techniques to Teach Global Understanding Courses with FSU's international partner institutions". Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2015: "Utilizing Global Understanding Courses to Overcome Ethnocentrism" Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2015, "Benefits and Challenges of Teaching Global Understanding Courses" (Global Understanding Course Information Session), Office of Faculty Development, Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2015: "Should Creation Science and Evolutionary Theory be taught in the Public Schools"? North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of Fayetteville State University, NC

* August 2015: "Some Challenges Faced by Immigrants in the USA". Baldwin Elementary School, Hope Mills, NC

* August 2015: "Christianity in the 21st Century: Christ and Crisis". Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC

* June 2015: "The Value of Global Understanding Course" at Board of Trustee Meeting, J.C. Jones Board Room- Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University 

* March 2015: "Philosophy of Peace" (in Dr. Malhotra's Global Understanding class on Global Peace, Fayetteville State University

* February 2015: "How to Design Global Understanding Courses" as part of Workshop Global Understanding Course Workshop, Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2014: "God and Rationality: A Limited Defense of Pascal's Wager." North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of Duke University, NC

* February 2014: "Is Nelson Mandela a Hero or a Villain; A Saint or a Sellout?" Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2013: "God and Slavery: Examining Pastor Earl Carter's Biblical and Utilitarian Justification for Slavery." North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of UNC-Chapel-Hill, NC

* July 2013: "The Nature and Methodology of Philosophy", International Students Summer Camp, Fayetteville State University, NC

* May 2013: "Using Global Understanding Videoconference Course to appreciate others' culture." Inner Mongolia Normal University, China

* May 2013: "The Basics of Critical Thinking." Inner Mongolia Normal University, China

* March 2013: "Multi-Party Democracy in Ghana: Answering the Skeptics", Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

* March 2013: "God, Immigration, and True Citizenship". Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC

* February 2013: "CLA-U Model for Promoting Evidence-Based Decision Making" at Annual Lily Conference, Greensboro, NC

* February 2013: "Alain Locke: The Overlooked African American Hero," Fayetteville State University

* November 2012: "The Media Debate on the Biblical Foundation of Social Justice: Counter-Argument to the Beck-Falwell Thesis". North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of UNC , Wilmington, NC

* August 2012: "God and the Principle of Sufficient Reason", Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC

* June 17-19, 2012: "The Biblical Foundation for Social Justice and Civil Rights: Why Fox News' Glenn Beck and Jerry Falwell Jr. are Wrong" held in Philadelphia, Mississippi

* April 2012: "How Humane Are Human Rights?" Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

* November 2011: "Is Real Democracy Possible in Africa?" University of Alberta, Canada

* November 2011: "Your Fate is in Your Own Hands: Kant on Freewill and Responsibility": West Edmonton Seventh Day Adventist Church, Canada

* November 2011: "Christianity, Science and Traditional Medicine": North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of UNC-Chapel-Hill, NC

* May, 2011: "How to Sustain Democracy in Africa" Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

* May, 2011: "God and the Traditional African Experience: Shattering the Stereotypes" Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

* March 2011: "Democracy in Africa: An Oxymoron or a Real Possibility?" Augusta State University, GA, USA

* February 2011: "Elements of Democracy Among the Traditional Akan Political Practice," Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

* January 2011: "Africanizing the Concept of God." University of Alberta, Canada

* October 2010: "God and the Traditional African Experience": North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of UNC-Ashville, NC

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