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Guest Speaker Dr. Thomas K. Lindsay Presenting “Campus Free Speech” Lecture on Nov. 13

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Serving as the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Innovation in Education, Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D., is a senior constitutional scholar and has more than two decades of experience in education management and instruction, including having served as dean, provost and president. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Lindsay will present “Campus Free Speech” at Del Mar College (DMC).

Sponsored by College’s Cultural Programs and the English and Philosophy Department, the free lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on the East Campus at Kosar and Ayers. For more information, contact DMC faculty member Matthew Moore, at 698-1923 or mfmoore@delmar.edu.

In 2006, Lindsay joined the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) staff as director of the agency’s signature initiative, “We the People,” which supports teaching and scholarship in American history and culture. A year later, he was named NEH’s deputy chairman and chief operating officer.

Lindsay has published numerous articles on democratic education, many of which have appeared in the world’s most prestigious academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics and the American Journal of Political Science. Additionally, he has published articles on higher education reform in Real Clear Policy, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, Inside Higher Ed, Washington Examiner, Knight-Ridder Syndicate, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, American Spectator and Austin American-Statesman, among others.

Oxford University Press also published the American Government college textbook, Investigating American Democracy, coauthored by Lindsay and Gary Glenn, professor emeritus of political science at Northern Illinois University.

Among his recognitions, Lindsay has earned the Faculty Excellence Award, the Award for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association and was made the 1992-93 Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Lindsay earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science and continued to earn a masters and doctoral degree in political science from the University of Chicago. In 2002, he earned a graduate certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.


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