Roger Baumberger, M.B.A. New York University, Investment Banker, Aegis Capital Corporation, director of the NYU Alumni Association and The Executive Forum, an affiliate of NYU’s Stern business school.
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
R. Paul Drake, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Henry S. Carhart Collegiate Professor of Space Sciences
PhD in Atmospheric and Space Sciences Advisor, Director, CRASH 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
Joel Franck, M.D. Yale University, a neurosurgeon for over twenty years, biotechnology inventor and entrepreneur. He heads the Bay Neurosurgical & Spinal Institute, Panama City, Florida. 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.
Jay Friedenberg, Ph.D. University of Virginia, 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.
Mimi Gladstein, Ph.D. University of New Mexico, Professor of English and Theater Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso. Author of five books, four on Ayn Rand, and co-editor of two. One of her co-edited books, The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga, which won an American Book Award, a Southwest Book Award, and a Latino Book Award. She has received international recognition, including the John J. and Angeline Pruis Award, for teaching Steinbeck and the Burkhardt Award for Steinbeck scholarship. Gladstein’s scholarly articles cover subjects as diverse as feminism in the Harry Potter series and bilingual wordplay in Hemingway and Steinbeck. Her articles have been translated and published in both Mexico and Japan. At the University of Texas at El Paso she has served as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, as well as Chaired the English Department, Philosophy Department, and Theatre, Dance, and Film. She was the first Director of the Women’s Studies Program. In 2006 she received the University Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to Students. The El Paso Commission for Women named her to their Hall of Fame in 2011. The El Paso County Historical Society inducted her into their Hall of Honor in 2011. In 2017 She was named Outstanding Alumna by the English Department at the University of New Mexico. More information
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
Stephen 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 the internationally translated 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.
Eduardo Marty, B.S. Economics, Grove City College, is Founder and Director General of Junior Achievement Argentina in Buenos Aires. He has taught at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, and is a member of the Red Liberal of Latin America Organization. More information
Frank Resnik, B.S. in Economics, Antioch College, M.B.A., University of Chicago. 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.
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
Michael 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. More information
Michael Strong, B.A. St. John’s College, Annapolis 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
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.”
Malachy Walsh,B.A. Georgetown University, M.A. DePaul University, helps people and organizations tell compelling stories. He worked over twenty years at J. Walter Thompson Advertising, where he served as Head of Creative Strategy and as Director of Training. Malachy has developed communication and training programs for companies as diverse as Kraft, Hewlett Packard, McDonalds, Northern Trust, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Nestle, and the U.S. Marines. Malachy directs a Great Books discussion group in Chicago and works to support several Great Books endeavors. Malachy’s passion is helping people learn how to write better, because knowing how to write well creates a lifetime of opportunities. As a manager at Kraft put it, “Malachy shows you how to pick your own brain.”