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Benjamin Hamby teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies as a lecturer. He earned his B.S. in business administration, minor in philosophy, from the University of New Hampshire, his M.A. in philosophy from San Francisco State University, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada. He has published numerous articles and book reviews in the fields of argumentation theory and critical thinking theory and pedagogy, and is the author of a supplementary textbook on critical thinking. He has lectured philosophy at San Francisco State University, McMaster University, and as an Adjunct Professor contracted through Central Texas College, on three deployed United States Navy ships. Dr. Hamby currently serves as the publicist for the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) essay prize (, and is Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines.