Christopher Meyers

Christopher Meyers is a tenured full professor of philosophy and director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield. He thus has the luxury of status to be able to devote time to this kind of public intellectualism.

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The Thankless Burden of the Public Intellectual

Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public, but with little to negative promotion incentive. Christopher Meyers finds much of what academics do does not fit into the standard boxes of teaching, scholarship and service. Is it time to replace these categories with a single holistic and qualitative standard?

9 years ago