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William B. Allen
, Ph.D., professor of Political Philosophy at Michigan State University, currently on leave to Princeton for the James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions. Dr. Allen is an expert on liberal arts education, its history, importance and problems.  He served previously on the National Council for the Humanities and as Chairman and Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.  He has published extensively, including Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education (with Carol M. Allen). More Information

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Roger Baumberger
, M.B.A. New York University, C.F.A., Managing Director of Capital Markets at the investment banking firm, Spencer Trask, is a director of the NYU Alumni Association and The Executive Forum, an affiliate of NYU’s Stern business school.


 

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Robert L. Campbell
, Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Psychology at Clemson University (South Carolina).  Co-author of Knowing Levels and Developmental Stages; editor and translator of Jean Piaget’s Studies in Reflecting Abstraction.  Dr. Campbell edits New Ideas in Psychology and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.  He is a member of the Jean Piaget Society and the Philosophy of Science Society. More Information

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Paul Drake, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Professor Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Sciences, Professor Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, former Director of the Plasma Physics Research Institute at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan, researches in laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas. More Information

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Dario Fernandez-Morera
, Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University is the noted author of American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas, as well as many articles.  Dr. Fernandez-Morera was appointed to the National Council of the Humanities in 2004.
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Joel Franck
, M.D. Yale University, a neurosurgeon for twenty years, biotechnology inventor and entrepreneur in Lewiston, Maine.  Dr. Franck is the co-inventor of STarFix and other innovative systems of virtual surgical planning, customized surgical fixture production and automated surgery.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as prolific author on neurosurgery.

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Jay Friedenberg
, Ph.D. University of Virginia. Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at Manhattan College.  Author of Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind as well as numerous articles on visual perception. Dr. Friedenberg is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, The Psychonomic Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi.
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Laurence I. Gould
, Ph.D. Temple University, Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford, Yale University Visiting Fellow, former Chair of the New England Section of the American Physical Society, researches Mathematical Physics, Computational Physics and Interdisciplinary Education. More Information

 

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Sample ImageDon Hauptman, B.,A., New York University. For more than 30 years, he was an independent advertising copywriter and marketing consultant, often working for libertarian enterprises and providing pro bono fundraising advice to Objectivist and free-market causes. His work is cited in three college advertising textbooks and in two coffee-table books of the best direct-mail sales letters of all time. He may be known most widely for the classic ad with the headline, “Speak Spanish [French, German, etc.] Like a Diplomat.” He won a coveted publishing industry award for ten years, and in September 2007, was honored for lifetime copywriting achievement. He recently retired to resume another passion: writing books on language and wordplay.

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Sample ImageStephen R.C. Hicks, Ph.D., Indiana University, is Professor of Philosophy and Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford College in Illinois. He has been Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Senior Fellow at the Objectivist Center in New York, and a Visiting Fellow at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is the author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault and Nietzsche and the Nazis, co-editor of The Art of Reasoning: Readings for Logical Analysis (W. W. Norton & Co., 1998), and the author of numerous essays in academic journals such as Review of Metaphysics and general publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Reader's Digest. More information . Also visit www.EthicsAndEntrepreneurship.org.

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Active ImageMinas Litos, Graduate of the Entrepreneurship Program of Purdue University, Entrepreneur and business executive, Mr. Litos has owned seven businesses, including restaurants, a sports arena and real estate investments, most recently with HomeVestors.  His businesses center around Northwest Indiana, including Schereville, Dyer and St. John. Mr. Litos has served on the Board of Forest Ridge Academy in Schererville, Indiana as Treasurer, Vice President and President from 1991 to the present, as well as the Board of Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois as well as other organizations, for which he has raised millions of dollars.

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Tibor Machan
, Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, AL, holds the R. C. Hoiles Professorship of Free Enterprise and Business Ethics at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, CA.  He is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, as well as a syndicated and free lance columnist, author of 30+ books—most recently, Objectivity--Recovering Determinate Reality in Philosophy, Science, and Everyday Life (Ashgate, 2004) and co-Founder of Reason magazine. More Information

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David N. Mayer, Ph.D.
History, the University of Virginia, J.D. cum laude, the University of Michigan, is Professor of Law and History at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches courses in American constitutional history, English and American legal history, and intellectual property, as well as a seminar in LIbertarianism and the Law. Dr. Mayer has worked as a practicing attorney as well as professor. He is also author of The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson, as well as numerous articles. More Information

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Frank Resnik
is the retired Vice-Chairman of Medline Industries, Inc. and served as
Director of Illinois General Services Department in Governor Ogilvie’s Cabinet.
He currently is a Director of the Heartland Institute. His B.S. in Economics is from
Antioch College and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


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Chris Matthew Sciabarra
, Ph.D. New York University, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics at New York University.  Dr. Sciabarra is a prolific writer.  Among other books, he is the author of the “Dialectics and Liberty Trilogy,” which includes Marx, Hayek and Utopia, as well as editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies. More Information


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Active ImageMichael Shermer, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School, History of Science, is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine (www.skeptic.com), the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.

Among Dr. Shermer’s many books and articles are: The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics, Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design, and Why People Believe Weird Things. In addition to many appearances on TV news, talk shows and documentaries as a skeptic of weird claims, Dr. Shermer was the co-host and co-producer of the 13-hour Family Channel television series, Exploring the Unknown. He is also the creator and co-host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech.  See www.michaelshermer.com for more information.

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Michael Strong
is a pioneer in education and independent learning. He is the author of The Habit of Thought:  From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, and the founder of innovative Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools and programs in Alaska, Florida, California, Texas, and New Mexico. Moreno Valley High School, the charter school for which Michael was the founding principal, was ranked the 36th best public high school in the U.S. on the Washington Post's 2006 Challenge Index.  Michael is co-founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Visionary Officer of FLOW, a non-profit dedicated to "Liberating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Good."  More information

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John Tomasi, Ph.D.
Oxford University, is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in political theory and ethics and public policy. He is the author of Liberalism Beyond Justice:  Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory, as well as numerous articles.  After teaching at Stanford and Princeton, Dr. Tomasi founded and directs the Political Theory Project, a high-powered, Great Books program for a dedicated group of students at Brown.  The program seeks to develop a research cluster to "bring the conceptual rigor of political theory to bear on normative questions." More Information


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