I decided to take a peek at his website and found some gems. For example, he states that "I am proud to be among a group of intellectuals who have argued for a free, secular society, including Voltaire, Marx, Freud, Bertrand Russell, Mark Twain, Richard Dawkins, and many others." Really! This guy thinks he is like Voltaire or Mark Twain? Look at what he has published and it looks like he should be lucky to get a post at the crappiest community college in Mississippi (no disrespect intended to Mississippians).
He also shows how intellectually vacuous he is by offering up links to articles by Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich, Bob Herbert and Paul Krugman. Now there is a group of diverse and intellectual heavy hitters! He reminds me of the Janeane Garafolo puppet in Team America that says something like "We will read newspaper editorials and repeat them as if they were our own opinions."
Shortell and his electors really make me wonder about the status of higher education these days.
Oh, yea ... I wonder what PETA thinks of that chair cover?