In December, Dr. Gerald Nosich delivered his last class, Philosophy of Natural Sciences, at Buffalo State. Nosich will retire in Janaury 2014.
A mainstay of Buffalo State's philosophy program, Nosich is regarded as an expert in the study of critical thinking and has studied the discipline since the late-1970s. He regularly presents workshops on the subject across campus and around the world.
He is the author of Reasons and Arguments (Wadsworth, 1982) and Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum (Prentice Hall, 2009) which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
"My intent is to help people think through things instead of using memorization or re-forming existing information. It’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. For example, there are lots of facts one needs to learn when taking a course in biology, but the central question of the course to keep in mind is 'How does life work?'" Nosich said in a 2009 interview.
Dr. Nosich received the Campus Life Student Appreciation Award for having ''made a difference'' in the lives of our students, 2012.