Curriculum Vitae (CV)

M. J. Mandoki

Area of Interest/Specialization (academic): Philosophy of Death, Metaphysics, Near-Death Experiences

Area of Interest/Specialization (authorship): Philosophical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Non-Fiction Essay

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, ABD, (withdrawn in good standing), Philosophy, McMaster University, Ontario

Master of Arts, Philosophy, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

  • Thesis: Philosophy of Death in Plotinus and Vedanta

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Philosophy and French Literature, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

 

Professional Certifications

Private Investigator Certificate, Blackhawk Investigation, London, Ontario

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certificate, London, Ontario

Certified Protection Officer, G4S, London, Ontario

Effective Public Speaking Certificate, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario

 

Additional Courses

Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing, TD, London, Ontario

Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, TD, London, Ontario

Privacy and Information Security at TD, TD, London, Ontario

Promoting Canadian Consumer Protection at TD, TD, London, Ontario

Physical Security, TD, London, Ontario

 

Print Publications

Mandoki, M. J. “The Witch Trap,” in McCallum R. (ed.). The Stand. Maple Ridge, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2017

Mandoki, M. J. “How Many Times?” in McCallum R. (ed.). Let’s Fly Away. Maple Ridge, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2017

Mandoki, M. J. “The Dance of the Fairies,” in McCallum R. (ed.). Shoreline. Maple Ridge, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2016

Mandoki, M. J. “The Old Willow’s Plea,” in McCallum R. (ed.).  Overture. Maple Ridge, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2016

Mandoki, M. J. “Just Business.”in McCallum R. (ed.).  Wherever We Roam. Maple Ridge: Polar Expressions Publishing, 2015

Mandoki, M. J. Real Life Choices. Charleston: CreateSpace, 2015

Mandoki, M. J. The Curse. Charleston: CreateSpace, 2014

 

On Line Publication

Mandoki, M. J. “Hungarian Belief in Fairies.” Witchvox: Adult Pagan Essay Series, 2016

 

Writing Contest Submissions

The Philosophy Assignment, CBC Short Story Contest, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2016

The Tormented Short Story Writer, Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition, Writer’s Digest, 2016

Loving Sophia, CBC Creative Non-Fiction Contest, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2016

Non Sequitur, Canadian Tales of the Heart Short Story Competition, Red Tuque Publishing, 2015

Protection from Evil, Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition, Writer’s Digest, 2015

The Eco-Terrorists, CBC Short Story Contest, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2015

Gratitude (poem), National Short Story and Poetry Contest, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2015

Calling for Help, Canadian Tales of the Mysterious Short Story Competition, Red Tuque Publishing, 2014

The Meeting, Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition, Writer’s Digest, 2014

The Angel’s Share, CBC Short Story Contest, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2014

 

Academic Presentations

Struggle Against Philosophical Materialism, Society for Consciousness Studies, San Francisco, 2014

Aesthetics in Plotinus’ Theory, 18th International Congress of Aethetics, Beijing, China, 2010

Indian Influence of Plotinus, Graduate Students’ Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2008

Respondent to “Plato’s Understanding of Pleasure in the Philebus.” 75th Cogress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Philsophical Association, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2006

Invited Presentation, “Alternative Interpretation of the Work ‘We'” Department of Philosophy, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2004

Invited Presentation, “The Prince and the Fear of Death,” Department of Philosophy, Brock University, St. Catharines. Ontario, 2004

Respondent to “Gadamer: the text and Temporality,” Science, Spirituality and Time Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2003

 

Academic Research Assistantship

Raj R. Singh, Department of Philosophy, Brock University, 2007 (Editing and creating Table of Content for the manuscript Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer)

 

Academic Teaching Assistantship

Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

  • Fall/Winter 2009-2010: PHIL 1AO3: Philosophical Text
  • Winter 2009 PHILOS 2YY3: Introduction to Health Care Ethics
  • Fall 2008 PHILOS 2P03: Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Fall/Winter PHILOS 2D03: Philosophy of Psychology
  • Fall/Winter 2006-2007 PHILOS 2X03: Early Modern Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Brock University

  • Winter 2010 PHIL 2P12: Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu Thought
  • Fall 2009 PHIL 3P94: Gandhi and Non-Violence
  • Fall/Winter 2003/2004 PHIL 1F90: Introduction to Philosophy

 

Grant

GSA Travel Grant for Humanities Students, McMaster University, 2010

 

Professional Academic Experience

Test Proctor, Western University, King’s University College, Academic Dean’s Office, 2016-2017

Curriculum Developer and Instructor, North American Trade School, 2010-2011

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