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educator , publishing executive , writer

Michael Shermer, writer, educator, publishing executive. Recipient Almuni of the Year, California State University, 2001, Isaac Asimov award, New York Area Skeptics, 2001, Robert Ingersoll award, Rationalists; Fellow, Linnenan Society of London, 2001.


Shermer, Michael was born on September 8, 1954.


Bachelor, Pepperdine University, 1976. Master of Arts, California State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate School, 1991.


Instructor of psychology Glendale College, 1980—1986, assistant professor, 1986—1991. Adjunct professor California State University, Los Angeles, 1991—1993, Occidental College, 1989—1999. Consultant producer/host Fox Family Channel, 1999—2000.

Host California Institute of Technology, since 1991. Executive director Skeptics Society, since 1991. Foundation publication Skeptic Magazine, since 1991.

Science correspondent KPCC, 89.3FM, National Public Radio affilate to Los Angeles, since 1998. Contributor editor and monthly columnist Scientific America, since 2001.



Member of American Humanist Association (Carl Sagan award 2000), Planetary Society, American Associate for Advancement of Science, National Center for Science Education, His. of Science Society, AM. Council on Science and Health.


Married; 1 child.