Phil Neisser is the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Politics and the Chair of the Economics Department. Neisser earned his M.A at Georgetown University and his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a co-editor of the All Sides Dictionary (allsides.com/dictionary, 2016), a 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. In the year 2000 he received a SUNY Potsdam Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Neisser is also a cyclist and a drummer, his current band being Ten Speed Taxi. Neisser grew up in Manhattan, but has long since learned to also love the woods of Northern New York. He now lives in West Pierrepont, NY.

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