IMG_2799Welcome! I’m Karla Pierce, a compliance / ethics / education / development specialist who originally hails from the west coast of Washington state.  These days I live in Jacksonville, Florida. I’ve also lived in Spokane, Seattle, Chicago, and Miami.

Presently I’m a full time compliance & ethics specialist with McKesson Medical Surgical.  I develop, deliver, and project manage compliance and ethics training and related resources (job aids, policies, procedures).  I’ve led live webinar training, teleconference training for remote employees without Internet access, and in-person training at distribution centers across the country.

Reasoning-lab-march-2014Since 2007 I’ve taught at the college level as an adjunct philosophy instructor, both online and face-to-face; during my full time adjunct years I also served as a professional development and continuing education instructor at FSCJ.

I hold an M.A. in Practical Philosophy & Applied Ethics from the University of North Florida, and a B.A. in Humanities and Philosophy minor from Florida International University. Before attending FIU to complete my undergraduate degree, I attended community college for personal enrichment, in Spokane, Seattle, and Chicago.

I encountered my first philosophy class at FIU in Miami; it was love at first sight!  All my life I’d been told I “think too much”; philosophy showed me that can be an asset.  Now one of my main activities and enduring passions is helping others learn how to use philosophical methods, like Informal Logic and Socratic Questioning, to improve their life, work, and relationships.

OneSparkDayVaultIn my free time I volunteer for local organizations, walk the trails in the many parks Jacksonville has on offer, browse the wonderful Chamblins (our local used bookstore), explore nearby cities on day & overnight trips, attend trivia and improv shows with my friends, and work out when I’m motivated. I also develop, organize, and facilitate public philosophy workshops that promote critical thinking, cooperative learning, and civil discourse.

5 Responses to Home

  1. Gary George from FSCJ Kent Campus

    I think to much too. Hi Karla. Miss you at Florida State College and tech small talks with you. Words can and do change worlds. I don’t tweet or do face; I just am.

  2. Aw, thanks Gary! I miss you guys too. :(. It was very strange to not take part in the first day of classes this semester. I hope to return to the classroom, and especially FSCJ, Kent campus, someday, if only to teach one class. I love that place! Thanks for taking the time to write me. I hope you have a good semester! Karla

  3. Gary George from FSCJ Kent

    Will visit this blog every so often to see what’s up on your side of the planet. The nerd in me does that. I have no choice. You take care too. :) Gary

  4. That sounds good Gary, I plan on stopping by Kent one day soon to say hi to everyone as well. Have a great semester! Karla

  5. Greetings Ms.Pierce.. Hope all is well with you in North Dixieland-Florida. Travels have taken me far west and north.. Berlin, UK, France, Spain etc.. Stay in touch… un abrazo. -w.c.

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