James FritzInstructor: James Fritz

James Fritz is a PhD candidate in the Ohio State University philosophy department. He does philosophical research in the areas of metaethics and epistemology.

James has a long history of working with summer camps; most recently, he served as the director of Wyandot Day Camp in Highbanks Metro Park. He also has a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and five years of experience teaching middle school English.






Julia Jorati

Instructor: Julia Jorati

Julia Jorati is an assistant professor in the OSU philosophy department; she received her PhD from Yale University. Her research focuses on early modern European philosophy, but she teaches a wide variety of philosophy courses including a class on philosophy of religion and a class on death and the meaning of life. Julia is one of the people who came up with the idea for this summer camp and she is looking forward to discussing philosophy with camp participants. 





Lavender McKittrick-SweitzerInstructor: Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer

Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer is a PhD student in the Ohio State University philosophy department. Her research is broadly focused on political philosophy, more narrowly concerning theories of global justice. Lavender has been interested in sharing philosophy with high school students for quite a while, helping begin high school outreach programs in St. Louis, MO, while she was completing her Master's degree. She is excited about having the opportunity to discuss philosophical issues with the camp's participants this summer.