Samuel Kampa, Ph.D.
I am a customer success analyst at Yellowdig, an educational technology startup known for its eponymous "social learning platform". Yellowdig is like a mash-up of Reddit and Facebook for schools, universities, and independent learning communities—but without the ads, the questionable data practices, and the fake news. Our goals include increasing student interactions outside of the classroom, helping students think collaboratively, and facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. If you think Yellowdig is right for your institution, do reach out!
Before joining Yellowdig, I was a graduate student in the Philosophy Department at Fordham University. My doctoral dissertation was on belief-like attitudes such as obsessions, delusions, and implicit biases. I considered the implications of these attitudes for theories of knowledge and rationality. I also published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, though my widest read contribution was for a general audience.
About the cover photo: The Tetrahedral Kite is one of Alexander Graham Bell's lesser known inventions. It is both charmingly off-kilter and a significant development in the history of aviation. A lifelong polymath, Bell showed that lasting innovations often come from unexpected sources.