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Lessons offered by Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • General knowledge
  • Philosophy
  • Social science
  • Theology
  • Other humain sciences
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • MBA
  • Cégep

With 25+ years experience, philosophy professor tutors online for success at university level research, reading and writing.

Methodology

As an academic and a teaching scholar, I am committed to the intrinsic value of post-secondary education, scholarship and academic honesty. My approach to teaching and tutoring academic skills for University level students focuses on developing the critical thinking skills and tools required to succeed in the humanities and social sciences.

Individual tutoring is geared to the learning styles and goals of the student and may include more structured Zoom meetings, assistance with understanding course and assignment requirements, assistance with completing assignments including assistance with researching and writing academic papers.

Background

I have completed an undergraduate Honours degree in International Development Studies, a Masters of Theological Studies degree in Systematic Theology and a PhD in Systematic and Historical Theology. I have extensive experience teaching across the post-secondary curriculum and have taught in a variety of formal and informal settings including, secondary schools as an Educational Assistant, Community College extension program to indigenous communities in northern Ontario, and post-secondary institutions as an assistant professor, sessional instructor and seminar instructor.

In addition to formal teaching, I have experience teaching youth, young adults and adults in less formal, workshop and adult learning settings, including adult and youth religious education/catechesis, theatre, and improvisation training. For the past 5 years I have taught critical thinking and argumentation in the department of philosophy at Laurentian University.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 55/h

Details

First 45 minutes of Lesson Free.
Emergency Triage of Essays with 48 - 72 Hour Due Date Available for Premium $80/hour
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Lessons offered by Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • General knowledge
  • Philosophy
  • Social science
  • Theology
  • Other humain sciences
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • MBA
  • Cégep

Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales's Resume

EDUCATION
2011. PhD. “The Full Has Never been Told: Theology and the Encounter with Globalization.” Supervisor: John van den Hengel scj. Saint Paul University/Université d’Ottawa, Faculty of Theology, Ottawa, ON

2000. MTS. “InIology: A Rastafari Theology of Liberation.” Supervisor: Pamela Dickey-Young. The School of Religion, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

1996. BA (Hons), “White God, Black Mask. The Rastafarians of Jamaica.” Trent University, Peterborough, ON.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2006. Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Cultures. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Journal Articles
2017. “Dread Hermeneutics: Bob Marley, Paul Ricoeur and the Productive
Imagination.” Black Theology: An International Journal. 15 (2).

2013. Re-Imagining Text - Re-Imagining Hermeneutics.” Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds. Vol. 7, no. 1 (October 2013).

Contributor
2015. Loewen, Nathan, Christopher Duncanson-Hales, and Brook Lesser. Effective Social Learning: A Collaborative, Globally-Networked Pedagogy. New York: Ausburg Fortress.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
2015. American Academy of Religion Travel Award
2012. Trent University Excellence in Teaching Assistance Nomination 2009. Ontario Graduate Fellowship
2008. Ontario Graduate Fellowship 2007. Ontario Graduate Fellowship 2006. Ontario Graduate Fellowship

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
2017. “Sharing the Joys and Sorrows of the Ecumenical Imperatives.” Rebels with a Cause? A Conference to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sudbury, ON.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018. Course Instructor, Magic, Witchcraft and Divination in the Ancient Near East. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2017. Course Instructor, Critical Thinking and Argumentation. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2017. Course Instructor, Philosophy of Religion. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2017. Course Instructor, Magic, Witchcraft and Divination in the Ancient Near East. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2016. Course Instructor, The Bible, Society & Politics. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2016. Course Instructor, Critical Thinking and Argumentation. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2016. Course Instructor, Philosophy of Religion. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2016. Course Instructor, Bible in Context: Christian Origins. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2015. Course Instructor, Magic, Witchcraft and Divination in the Ancient Near East. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2015. Course Instructor, Critical Thinking and Argumentation. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2015. Course Instructor, Professional Ethics. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2015. Course Instructor, Philosophy of Religion. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2014. Course Instructor, Critical Thinking and Argumentation. Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2014. Course Instructor, University Academic Preparation. MindGap Scholastics: Academic and Scholarly Services, Sudbury, ON

2012. Course Instructor, Globalization and International Development. Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON

2012. Course Instructor, Theories & Methods: Religion & International Development Studies. Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON

2012. Tutorial Leader. Introduction to International Development. Three sections. Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON

2010. Course Instructor. Philosophy of the Mind. Joint Department of Philosophy, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

2009. Course Instructor, Development of Western Morality. Joint Department of Religious Studies, Huntington University, Sudbury, ON

2008. Course Instructor, God, Play and Games. Joint Department of Religious Studies, Huntington University, Sudbury, ON

2007. Course Instructor, Social Movements and International Development Studies. Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON

2007. Course Instructor. Death and Dying. Department of Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University. North Bay, ON

2007. Course Instructor. Rituals and Rites of Passage. Department of Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

2006. Course Instructor. Sacred Spaces. Department of Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

2006. Course Instructor. Myths and Symbols. Department of Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

2006. Course Instructor. Hope and the Future of Humanity. Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, ON

2006. Unit Instructor. Additional Qualifying Course in Religion. Ontario College of Teachers/Saint Paul University, ON

2001. Course Instructor. Academic and Life Skill Upgrading, New Post First Nation/Northern College Extension Program, Cochrane, ON

PAPER AND PANEL PRESENTATIONS
2018. “Echoes of the Memories: A Hermeneutical Investigation of Rastafari.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Studies Association. Havana, Cuba

2017. “Word, Sound and Power: The Religious Imagination of Rastafari Hermeneutics.” Invited paper presentation. The Biblical Interpretation for Caribbean Renewal Theology Conference. Kingston, Jamaica

2017. “Word, Sound and Power: The Religious Imagination of Rastafari.” Paper presentation. Annual Meeting of the Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, Windsor, ON

2016. “Trod Mount Zion: A Rastafari Hermeneutic of Hope.” Paper presentation. Ricoeur Group and the Contextual Biblical Interpretation Group at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX

2015. “An Apologia for Hope: Religion and Teaching in International Development Programs.” Paper presentation. Annual Meeting of the Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, Pittsburgh, PA

2015. “Laudato Si’: Realities are Greater than Ideas?” Panel presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA

2015. “Dread Hermeneutics: Bob Marley, Paul Ricoeur and the Productive Imagination.” Paper Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA

2015. “Between Theology and Religious Studies: Normativity and the Academic Study of International Development” Presider. International Development and Religion. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA

2014. “Religious Responses to Climate Change and Climate Challenges in Africa” Presider. International Development and Religion. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA

2014. “Word, Sound and Power: Marley and the Gospel According to Rastafari.” Paper presentation. Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, St. Catherine, ON

2013. “Rastafari Hermeneutics of Word, Sound, and Power: The Bible, National Geographic, and Coronation Day in Addis Ababa.” Paper presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MY

2013. “Like Ships Passing in the Day? Reflections on International Development at the American Academy of Religion” Panel presentation. Religions and Social Innovation: An International Conference at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON

2013. “Naming Jah: Who do InI say InI am” Paper presentation. The Rastafari Studies Conference and General Assembly Rastafari, Coral Gardens and African Redemption: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Coral Gardens Massacre. University of the West Indies, Kingston, JA

2013. “Religion and Spirituality in the Study of International Development: An Apologia for Hope.” Paper presentation. Religion and Public Life Conference. 2013: Religion and International Development, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

2012. “The Social System of International Development: Contemplating Luhmann’s Theory of Distinctions and the Description of International Development.” Paper presentation. Paper presentation. Meeting of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, Waterloo, ON

2011. “Naming Jah: Who Do InI say InI am” Paper presentation. Latin American Congress on Ricoeur’s Thought, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011. “Rastafari ‘Q:’ National Geographic ‘Modern Ethiopia’ and ‘Coronation Day in Addis Ababa’ Paper presentation. Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Eastern International Region, Syracuse, NY

2011. “Methodological Considerations for Theology’s Encounter with Globalization” Paper presentation. Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, Fredericton, NB

2010. “The Frontiers of Development I: Theology and the Reorientation of International Development” A panel organized and chaired for the Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2010. “Frontiers of Development II: The Contribution of Religious and Theological Studies to International Development” A panel organized and chaired for the Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2009. “Culture, Humour and Religion in Development.” A panel chaired for the Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

2008. “As It Was, As It Is, As It Might Be: Religion, Spirituality and the Pedagogy of International Development Studies.” Invited Paper. Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2007. “Globalization and Religion as Social Systems: Implications for Theological Reflection.” Paper presentation. Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Eastern International Region. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2006. “We Remember Zion: Rastafari Theological Reflections on the City.” Paper presentation. Paper presentation. Meeting of the Congress of the Canadian Learneds, Canadian Theological Society, York University, Toronto, ON

RESEARCH
Present. “Echoes of the Memories: A Hermeneutical Investigation of Rastafari Ethnographic Material in the Smithsonian’s Simpson/Yawney Archives.” Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Human Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON and National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

2017. Course Writer, Professional Ethics, Joint Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2014. Course Development, Religion and Global Politics. College of Sacred Heart, Peterborough, ON

2003. Course Writer, Religion and the Future of Humanity, Joint Department of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

1998. Field Research, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

1998. Graduate Assistant, Nicaragua Cross-Ministry Program. Queen’s School of Religion, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

SERVICE TO THE ACADEME
2016-2021. American Academy or Religion, Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty Working Group
2016-2021. American Academy or Religion, Travel Grants Jury
2015-2020. Co-Chair, American Academy of Religion, International Development and Religion Group
2015. Editorial Board, Routledge Research in Religion and Development
2012. Peer Reviewer, Religion and International Development, Canadian Journal of Development Studies /Revue canadienne d’études du développement
2009. Founding Steering Committee, American Academy of Religion, International Development and Religion Group
1998-1999. President, Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Queen’s
University, Kingston, ON
1998-1999. Board of Trustees, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
1995-1999. University Senate, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

MEMBERSHIPS
American Academy of Religion
Canadian Association for the Study of International Development Canadian Corporation for the Study of Religion
Caribbean Studies Association Canadian Theological Society
Catholic Theological Society of America Society for Race, Ethnicity and Religion Society for Ricoeur Studies
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

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Jazz

Perfect! A dedicated, attentive tutor who is extremely experienced in teaching philosophy.

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Jazz is a very motivated student and budding scholar. It is a genuine pleasure to study with her.

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Jacob

Perfect! One of the best tutors I have ever had! He puts so much time and effort into your assignment and goes above and beyond when teaching or helping you. On top of this, he is caring and patient. You will not regret working with him either for a paper or just to learn.

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Jacob is an enthusiastic student. It is a genuine pleasure to join you on your philosophical journey.

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Claire

Perfect! was encouraging and helped me understand the material

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Claire has a great attitude and has so far shown her willingness to do the work needed to succeed. Genuine pleasure to learn with her.

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Mike

Dr. Duncanson-Hales' expertise with critical thinking and argumentation is incredibly valuable and will give your writing a convincing edge.

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Sébastien

I've had Dr Christopher as a teacher during my undergrad and I must say he was one of the most dynamic, fun, and enthusiastic profs ever. No lie. His teaching style promotes a healthy discourse with the subject as the main focus and uses many different pedagogical strategies to adapt the lesson for the learner.

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Eden

Dr Duncanson-Hales taught me philosophy in the third and fourth years of my undergraduate degree, and I can attest that you would be hard-pressed to find a teacher more committed to ensuring his students succeed than Dr Duncanson-Hales. He has helped me to understand the work of philosophers like Heidegger and Paul Ricoeur with a greater depth than I could have on my own, and introduced me to new ways of looking at subjects I thought I already understood. Even after I stopped being his student, he has helped me with recommendations to both Masters programs and scholarships opportunities. If you want a tutor who will go above and beyond in helping you learn and develop, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to choose Dr Duncanson-Hales.

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Jordon

Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales was one of the greatest professors I have had the pleasure studying under. He is incredibly receptive to students encouraging them to succeed, offering guidance on projects, and he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure students have a wonderful learning experience. At one point I was struggling writing a paper on the concept of Time in Bergson and he handed me extra sources to help with my paper. He is a fantastic lecturer who explains concepts clearly and succinctly, and he encourages student participation. Outside of the classroom he is always great at giving advice on future careers and schooling. In my own personal case he gave advice on my goal of completing my Master of Arts and tips for further success. I would and have recommended colleagues take course with Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales as he represents the core values of what makes an excellent and trustworthy professor.

Jordon Williams
Ma Candidate Cultural Studies
Trent University

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Jordon

Christopher was probably one of the best teachers I had in university. He taught my second year Critical Thinking and made the class not only interesting by using modern examples but had consistent activities and showed he cared about his students. He is also helpful outside of the classroom where if you need advice on a project or some source material he is more than happy to help. I would highly recommend Christopher to any student.

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