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Dr. David Ayers

Dr. David Ayers

Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dr. David J. Ayers serves as Assistant Dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters, as well as Chair and Professor of Sociology, at Grove City College, where he has worked since 1996. He is also a fellow with The Center for Vision & Values. He completed his Ph.D. at New York University, his MA at American University, and his BA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Ayers' research essay "The Inevitability of Failure: The Assumptions and Implementations of Modern Feminism" appeared in a volume edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem entitled Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. This book went on to win Christianity Today's "Best Book of the Year" and "Best Book in Theology award in 1991, and is now out in a new, second edition. Dr. Ayers has also written popular articles in publications such as Practical Homeschooling and Crosswinds. He has two books out with one of the world's largest academic publishers, Cengage/Wadsworth: Experiencing Social Research (2002) and Investigating Social Problems (2005).

David Ayers' hobbies include fishing, archery hunting white-tail deer, and playing blues and rock guitar. He enjoys jamming on his Fender, Gibson, or Martin guitars using great tunes from fine classical artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Johnny Winters, and Joe Bonamassa. More than anything else, Ayers is happy to be blessed with a wonderful family that includes his wife Kathy, six children, one son-in-law, two rabbits, and the robins that regularly nest in his front porch. (No grandchildren yet!) He resides in Grove City.

Homeschooling Articles by Dr. David Ayers

Global Village Conference in 1994 Five hundred educators meet to hear top educational futurists, administrators, technologists, and policymarkers spell out their vision for the future of schooling.

Public Education is Doomed - Part I What do the numbers say?

1994 NECC Conference Report Ayers gives an inside look at one of the biggest events of 1994 geared specifically towards the at-the-time young world of educational computing.

Public Education is Doomed - Part II Business-Homeschool Partnerships.

Can We Have Business Without Bureaucracy? Find neat tips for upholding a business, especially in the homeschooling world.

Homeschool Business Partnerships Contacts you can make for homeschooling partnerships.

School Vouchers vs. Business Partnerships: The Noah Webster Charter Schools Controversy Should a network educating homeschoolers receive school vouchers from the government?

Macworld Boston Ayers sees new advances in the technological community in 1994, but with that new ideas emerged which could raise some eyebrows.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

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