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Lee Nisbet

Dr. Lee Nisbet

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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About Dr. Lee Nisbet:

Dr. Lee Nisbet, professor of humanities, holds a M.A. in history and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a past recipient of the prestigious John Dewey Senior Research Fellowship, the author of two anthologies dealing with gun violence and gun control issues and numerous articles in both scholarly and mass circulation publications. He was instrumental in the development of Medaille’s Theodore Roosevelt Honors Program and served as its director from 2001-2004. He has developed and taught, with great enthusiasm, a variety of philosophy courses at the college since 1977.

Dr. Nisbet’s scholarship is wide-ranging. His writing in both academic and mass-circulation publications covers a diversity of topics, including logical theory, critical thinking, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, reverse discrimination, sex-differences, cognitive and motivational bias, mass-media bias, crime and violence, paranormal phenomena, philosophy of sport, and pragmatic naturalism among others. He has edited two well reviewed volumes, The Gun Control Debate: You Decide (1990, 2001) that contain both the most important writings on gun control and gun violence issues in the United States and abroad over the last three decades and Nisbet’s in-depth analysis of these issues. His expertise in this area has led to dozens of national and local radio and television appearances dealing with gun control and gun violence issues. Also, he has lectured here and abroad on mass-media bias issues including a presentation to the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia, 2001. He is currently working on a volume dealing with the sex-gender difference debate in the United States.

He serves on the board of directors of the Center of Inquiry, Amherst, New York, is a founding member of the International Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and is a contributing editor to both the Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines.

In his other life, he is an enthusiastic, world-traveling salt and fresh water fly-fisherman, big-game hunter, canoer, kayaker, hiker, U.S. Coast Guard licensed charter captain, and lover of remote places on this earth.

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B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo