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About Jack C. Straton

Jack C. Straton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Physics and Portland State University's interdisciplinary University Studies Program where his teaching blends science, art, diversity, critical thinking, and social responsibility. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1977 and a doctorate in Physics in 1986, both from the University of Oregon. His research ranges from Quantum Scattering Theory to Anti-racist Pedagogy. He has been a volunteer and professional diversity trainer since 1985 when he founded Eugene Men Against Rape, and he co-coordinates the Task Group on Child Custody Issues for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), writing and speaking on ethical issues and public policy regarding the overlap between child abuse and woman abuse. He is the grandson of the premier anti-evolutionist debater of the Scopes era, Rev. John Roach Straton, D.D., the son of process philosopher G. Douglas Straton, PhD, and is a practitioner of Kundalini yoga and Zen meditation. 

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Present Associate Professor, University Studies, Portland State University
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Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University Physics
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