Edward studied philosophy at Queen’s University (at Kingston). He began teaching English Composition in 2002. In addition to his work at Bilkent and Koç University, he taught composition at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. His primary philosophical interests are philosophy of language, concept and category formation, and the epistemology of religious life. He has a keen interest in using philosophy in the classroom to promote critical thinking and argumentation. Ed enjoys questioning the role of received notions of good practices. At Bilkent he presented “Why the audience doesn’t matter,” using the writing of Wittgenstein and Derrida to push his point. Ed is very much interested in the question of how course objectives and the language used to describe essay requirements are influenced by questionable philosophical theories of language.