Dr. Laurence Winters

Senior Lecturer/Assistant Director

Director, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and Sr. Lecturer
Program Affiliations:

Dr. Winters was born in Salem, Mass, and attended Salem High School. He began his studies at Boston University, and continued at McGill University in Montreal. He taught at Concordia University in Montreal for several years before moving to Manhattan to complete his doctorate.

He has been on faculty at C.W. Post College of L.I.U. and Rutgers University. He held several administrative positions at Rutgers and at the Chubb Institute. He joined FDU in 1998, teaching CORE and Philosophy Courses at the Madison Campus. He joined Petrocelli College in 2012

Recent Presentations;
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) at Oakland University, Fall 2012, “Toward a logic of Interdisciplinary Research”.

Conference at Boston University on teaching globalization, Summer 2013.“Neo-liberal ideology, and the teaching of globalization (or the globalization of teaching)”

Conference at Boston University, June 26-27th, 2015. “Evolution and the Teaching of Sustainability”. Submitted for publication.

Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference at Miami University in Ohio, November 7th—10th, 2013. “An Interdisciplinary Studies response to Giroux’s call for a critical pedagogy.”

Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences in Oakland, Michigan, February 27th—March 1st.2014 “Gaston Bachelard: Interdisciplinary Theoretician,” to be published in the Michigan Academician, 2016

Association for Teaching Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) conference in Los Angeles, April 10th-12th. 2014, ”Will the Real Descartes Please Stand UP”, on teaching Descartes.

Association for Teaching Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) in Plymouth, MA. April 9-12th, 2015. ”Memory and the Mediterranean; Fernand Braudel as Interdisciplinarian”. Submitted for publication, under review.

AIS conference at Michigan State, October 16th-18th. 2014 “Walking the Talk; developing a sustainability curriculum within Interdisciplinary Studies.” Submitted for publication. Under revision.

AIS conference, Merrimack College, October 2015. “Interdisciplinary Narrative and the climate crisis”.

Recent Publications’
“Participation and co-Performance in the works of Max Scheler”, in Impact; An Interdisciplinary Journal, Boston University, College of General Studies, Summer Issue, 2014

sites.bu.edu/impact/

Book review of Graff, Harvey Undisciplining Knowledge.
IMPACT, Winter 2016

‘Science, Education, and the Future of Humanity; Bachelard as Interdisciplinary Theoretician”, Michigan
Academician, forthcoming, 2016


Short Abstract

Recent Presentations:

  • Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) at Oakland University, Fall 2012, “Toward a logic of Interdisciplinary Research”.
  • Conference at Boston University on teaching globalization, Summer 2013.“Neo-liberal ideology, and the teaching of globalization (or the globalization of teaching)”
  • Conference at Boston University, June 26-27th, 2015. “Evolution and the Teaching of Sustainability”. Submitted for publication.

Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference at Miami University in Ohio, November 7th—10th, 2013. “An Interdisciplinary Studies response to Giroux’s call for a critical pedagogy.”

Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences in Oakland, Michigan, February 27th—March 1st.2014 “Gaston Bachelard: Interdisciplinary Theoretician,” to be published in the Michigan Academician, 2016

Association for Teaching Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) conference in Los Angeles, April 10th-12th. 2014, ”Will the Real Descartes Please Stand UP”, on teaching Descartes.

Association for Teaching Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) in Plymouth, MA. April 9-12th, 2015. ”Memory and the Mediterranean; Fernand Braudel as Interdisciplinarian”. Submitted for publication, under review.

AIS conference at Michigan State, October 16th-18th. 2014 “Walking the Talk; developing a sustainability curriculum within Interdisciplinary Studies.” Submitted for publication. Under revision.

AIS conference, Merrimack College, October 2015. “Interdisciplinary Narrative and the climate crisis”.


Recent Publications’

“Participation and co-Performance in the works of Max Scheler”, in Impact; An Interdisciplinary Journal, Boston University, College of General Studies, Summer Issue, 2014

Book review of Graff, Harvey Undisciplining Knowledge. IMPACT, Winter 2016

‘Science, Education, and the Future of Humanity; Bachelard as Interdisciplinary Theoretician”, Michigan Academician, forthcoming, 2016

Education

  • Ph.D. Philosophy and Sociology, New School University
  • M.A, Philosophy and Anthropology, Mc Gill University
  • B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Boston University

Research Areas

  • History and Philosophy of natural and social science. Interdisciplinary Studies

Recent Courses Taught

Evolutionary Psychology,

Logic and Language,

Globalization,

Evolution, Ecology, Climate Change,

Computers in Society,

Research Methods