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Biographical Information on John Immerwahr


1. Detailed Resume including educational and employment background, publications, public service, lectures, and presentations. Includes hyperlinks to many recent publications.


2. Short Biography


John Immerwahr is professor of philosophy at Villanova University and  Senior Research and Engagement Fellow at the Public Agenda (a non-profit research and education institution founded by Daniel Yankelovich and Cyrus Vance in 1975).  At Villanova University he served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1996 to 2007 and prior to that was chair of the Philosophy Department.  He is the founder and director of, a website featuring resources for philosophy professors.  His publications in philosophy primarily focus on 18th Century Philosophy (especially the work of David Hume) and he has also written a number of articles on teaching philosophy.   His research with the Public Agenda has dealt primarily with public attitudes toward higher education, including Squeeze Play: How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today,  With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk about their Future, and  Meeting the Competition:  College and University Presidents, Faculty, and State Legislators View the New Competitive Academic Arena.   He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and is a former member of the National Advisory Board for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and his B.A. from Princeton University.  He lives in Rosemont, Pennsylvania with his wife Kathy Byrnes. He has two sons, Daniel, an assistant professor of history at Northwestern University and Adam, a free-lance theatre director and the Associate Artistic Director at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. A complete list of John Immerwahr's publications and presentations is available on  his detailed resume.


3. Biography for presentations on Public Agenda materials


4. Formal headshot picture with suit and tie.


Update: January 2015