Dr. Rod Evans is currently Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Old Dominion University. He is an American philosopher, author, and lecturer who writes and speaks on ethics, political philosophy, popular misconceptions, mnemonic devices, communication, and English usage.
Evans graduated from Old Dominion University and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He has published eighteen books, including Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (mnemonic devices), The Artful Nuance (verbal and conceptual distinctions), Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits (specific terminology), Sorry, Wrong Answer (popular misconceptions), Tyrannosaurus Lex (wordplay), and Matching Wits with the Million-Dollar Mind, (trivial quiz book) written with John Carpenter, the first person to win a million dollars on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
One of Dr. Evans's passions is the Miller Analogies Test, a widely used graduate entrance exam. He has co-created and co-taught with Debrah Baxter an MAT prep class for Old Dominion University’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Development. He has also created a box set of study cards specifically designed for MAT preparation, which are now available electronically.
Dr. Evans scored in the top percentile on the MAT, which has enabled him to join both MENSA and the Triple Nine Society, two international high-IQ societies.
If you would like to e-mail Dr. Evans directly, he can be contacted at email@example.com.
Debrah Baxter has been an educator for 25 years, teaching at colleges all over the U.S. and abroad, including Japan, Italy, and Brazil. She enjoys creating new and inventive curriculum, and she was invited to present at the 2016 International TESOL Convention on the topic of "Using Satire in the Classroom" along with Dr. Craig Stark.
Debrah has also created a series of short videos on teaching current events using Mad Magazine which can be found on YouTube.
Debrah has taken the MAT and scored in the top percentile.
If you would like to e-mail Debrah directly, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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