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Academic Committee Work

  I have been and continue to be very active in my university, actively serving on various academic committees: Global and Partially Virtual Subcommittee of the 2030 Steering Committee, New York Institute of Technology, March-April 2010. Subcommittee of the 2030 Steering Committee tasked with developing a comprehensive matrix, along with rationale, for measuring NYIT’s global […]

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List of Academic Papers–Literary Studies

  The following is a list of papers and lectures dealing with literary studies that I’ve delivered at various national and international academic conferences since 1992: “Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination.” International Conference on Romanticism, Rochester, MI, September 2013. Panel Chair for the session […]

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List of Academic Papers–Computer Pedagogy

  The following is a list of papers dealing with the use of computer technology in teaching that I’ve presented at various academic conferences since 1992: “Using Safari Live Web-conferencing Technology in Technical Writing Courses: Can Nonhuman Software Rehumanize Online Learning Spaces?” Society for Literature, Sciences, and the Arts Conference, Milwaukee, WI, September 2012. “Effective […]

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A Thought from C. S. Lewis

  I have known only one person in my life who claimed to have seen a ghost. It was a woman; and the interesting thing is that she disbelieved in the immortality of the soul before seeing the ghost and still disbelieves after having seen it. She thinks it was a hallucination. In other words, […]

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A Thought from Viktor Frankl

  If we present man with a concept of man which is not true, we may well corrupt him. When we present him as an automation of reflexes, as a mind machine, as a bundle of instincts, as a pawn of drive and reactions, as mere product of heredity and environment, we feed the nihilism […]

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A Thought from G. K. Chesterton

  And the fact that [the revolutionist] doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining […]

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A Thought from Blaise Pascal

  It is in vain, O men, that you seek within yourselves the remedy for your ills. All your light can only reach the knowledge that not in yourselves will you find truth or good. The philosophers have promised you that, and have been unable to do it. They neither know what is your true […]

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Indoctrinate U

  The American university was first established to foster and guarantee academic freedom. However, in the name of “tolerance” and “diversity,” academic freedom is becoming an ideal of the past. Is there diversity of thought and ideas on our campuses? Check out the documentary film Indoctrinate U and decide for yourself. Watch the trailer: Bookmark […]

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The Great Global Warming Swindle

  “The Great Global Warming Swindle” is a British documentary that aired on the BBC examining the logical, scientific, and factual errors of the current global warming orthodoxy. This documentary reveals that man-caused global warming ideology is scientifically dubious, politically motivated, anti-human, and ultimately inhumane, particularly for the poor peoples of developing nations. Watch it […]

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An Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction?

  This documentary empirically proves that the science on man-caused global warming is simply not settled. It thus definitively refutes the global warming activists’ claims that all scientists agree that humans are causing global warming and that we are facing certain doom if we do not follow extremist policy proposals, which are ultimately antithetical to […]

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