Phil Neisser teaches political theory at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he also serves as the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. Neisser earned his M.A at Georgetown University and his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the co-author of You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You’re Still Wrong): Conversations between a Devoted Conservative and a Die-Hard Liberal, author of United We Fall: Ending America’s Love Affair with the Political Center (Praeger, 2008) and co-editor of Tales of the State: Narrative in Contemporary U.S. Politics and Public Policy (1997), and the author of essays and book chapters on a variety of subjects. And in the year 2000 he received a SUNY Potsdam Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Phil is also an accomplished musician. Currently a member of Ten Speed Taxi, Phil has been playing drums for some 35 years: for example in the Spectators, the Hubtones, the Shpiel, and the Phil Neisser Trio. Neisser grew up in Manhattan, but has long since learned to love the woods of Northern New York. He now lives in West Pierrepont, NY.