John J. Tilley


President's Award for Teaching (1997)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy


One indispensable component in Tilley's success is his classroom approach. In their evaluations, students write appreciatively about the humor, the excitement, the clever analogies, the anecdotes and above all, the sensitivity that leavens his discussions of hard-to-grasp questions. "With enough practice," Tilley explains, "virtually any student can become proficient in elementary logic or decision theory."