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Dr. Laurence Thomas Recognized for Contributions to Education

Dr. Thomas was named Teacher of the Year by Syracuse University in 1993  

SYRACUSE, NY, February 19, 2018, Dr. Laurence Thomas is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A respected expert of philosophy and political science, Dr. Thomas draws upon several decades of experience as a professor with Syracuse University. In recognition of his contributions to the academic community, Dr. Thomas was named Teacher of the Year by Syracuse University in 1993. Since then, he has divided his time between Syracuse, NY, and Paris, France. Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Thomas has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators.

Dr. Thomas is a committed educator who previously served as a presenter of Kovler Lectures at the Medical School of the University of Cape Town in 1997. A noted contributor to “Raisons Politiques: Etudes De Pensée Politique,” his other authored works include “Upside-Down Equality: A Response to Kantian Thought,” “Forgiving the Unforgivable,” “The Moral Self in the Face of Injustice,” “Autonomie” and “Trusting Under Pressure.” Dr. Thomas is well known for his work on moral theory and social philosophy, as well as his knowledge regarding African-American and Jewish populations.

Early in his career, Dr. Thomas received a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. Upon completing formal education, he was recognized as an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow with Harvard University for one year. Dr. Thomas has also acquired a wealth of intellectual insight from publications he has read and purchased in Paris, such as Michel Taube’s “Lettre Ouverte Au Americans Pour L’abolition De La Peine De Mort,” Solange Vergnières’ “Éthique Et Politique Chez Aristotle” and Nicolas Vanbremeersch’s “De La Démocratie Numérique.”