Christopher Bruce Outlaw

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I’ve been lecturing in an adjunct capacity at Northern Virginia Community College since 2012.  I also do computer work for Alexandria City Public Schools.

When not at work, I engage in outdoor activities, travel, and politics.

As for travel, I’ve been to Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Aruba, The Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Italy, Denmark, England, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Vietnam, and a boatload of places in The United States.

If you’re looking for my resume, here you go:

Employment History
Help Desk Technician/ Student Help Desk
Oct 2013 – Current Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, USA
Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve any issues related to educational software and applications
Provide positive and helpful assistance to clients who call for help
Assist teachers and students utilize technology in the classroom
Manage inventory of Student Chromebooks

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Philosophy
Jan 2012 – Current Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, USA
Teach students about the foundations of philosophy
Develop and execute unique and engaging lesson plans
Collaborate with students on their final research papers
Courses Taught: Introduction to Philosophy I & II, Biomedical Ethics, & Practical Reasoning
Constructed standard, hybrid, & online learning environments

English Teacher
Jun 2012 – Jun 2013 EF English First, Palembang, Indonesia
Created lesson plans within the EF English First framework
Integrated English language skills with each student’s real life situations
Mentored students on college/university preparations
Graded students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing assessments
Substitute Teacher/ Technology Integration Specialist
Nov 2011 – Jun 2012 Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, USA
Managed students activities and time
Taught students and teachers how to use new technologies in their learning process
Assisted students with English, Social Studies, English as a Second Language, and Talented and Gifted Program

Managing Editor of Ethics, Policy & Environment
Sep 2010 – August 2011 Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Fairfax, USA
Coordinated confidential contact between the authors and the publication
Managed the publication’s database of articles and submissions
Submitted all necessary materials to the publishers for final publication
Help Desk Technician
Sep 2007 – Feb 2010 City of Alexandria, Alexandria, USA
Assisted clients use various programs such as Microsoft Office and other database programs.
Maintained accurate records of repairs and supplies used.

Aug 2005 – Dec 2005 World Affairs Council of Charlotte, Charlotte, USA
Assisted producing the Council’s Newsletter
Updated the Council’s list of donors and members for yearly renewals
Organized the Annual WorldQuest academic event

Petty Officer
Oct 1996 – Oct 2000 United States Navy, Various, USA
Completed maintenance tasks as an individual or in small groups
Anti-ship missile defense
Maintained accurate records of munitions and supplies


2009 – 2011  George Mason University, Fairfax, USA

  • MA in Philosophy with a concentration in Professional Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Phenomenology, Business and Organizational Ethics, Research Ethics, Hegel, History of Ethical Theory, and Plato

2005 – 2007  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, USA

  • BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Applied Philosophy and a minor in International Studies
  • Philosophy of Language, Deductive Logic, Caribbean Philosophy, Narrative Philosophy, Philosophy in Film, Healthcare Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Business Ethics, Macro Economics, and Contemporary Philosophy

Courses Taught

PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy I
PHI 102: Introduction to Philosophy II
PHI 115: Practical Reasoning

PHI 227: Bio-Medical Ethics