John Eigenauer is a professor of philosophy at Taft College. He holds a master’s degree in English, a master’s degree in humanities, and a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from Syracuse University, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Syracuse University Fellowship. He has taught philosophy, English, mathematics, computer science, physics, and Spanish. He currently teaches philosophy and critical thinking. He has offered workshops nationally and internationally on the pedagogy of critical thinking and published articles on critical thinking and rationality. His most recent article, “The Problem with the Problem of Human Rationality,” published in the International Journal of Educational Reform, was highlighted in Psychology Today. Others publications of Dr. Eigenauer’s have appeared in The Harvard Theological Review, History of Intellectual Culture, Innovation Abstracts, and The NISOD Papers. Before joining Taft College, Dr. Eigenauer worked for Microsoft as a Senior Technology Specialist and at NASA Lewis Research Center as a Systems Analyst. He is a recipient of the NISOD Excellence Award and is a reader at The Huntington Library.
Dr. Eigneauer’s approach to teaching the argument is practical and effective. His workshop helped me develop a better understanding of how to scaffold assignments that help students make well-reasoned and research-based arguments.
Dr. Tabitha R. Miller, Director, Title III Grant Project, Pitt Community College
Workshops supplement NISOD’s offerings of professional development programs and resources, which culminate with NISOD’s Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held every Memorial Day weekend in Austin, Texas. NISOD’s annual conference is noted as the premier convening of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff who strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning. For more information about NISOD’s conference or to register, visit www.nisod.org/conference.