Jim Lyttle
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Jim Lyttle is the founder and coordinator of the Iron Range Coalition of Reason.  A student of philosophy, psychology, religions, and even humor, he is redefining the role of a management professor.  A Life Member of Mensa and a member of the American Philosophical Association, he has completed a degree in philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University, special studies on the psychology of religion at the University of Toronto, and a doctorate in organization studies at York University.

Dr. Lyttle is trained in and experienced with the Harvard case method of discussion leadership.  He uses humor, along with the occasional 'sermonette,' to goad his audiences into developing a more philosophical approach to their lives and work.  He has taught more than 6,000 adult learners since 1994, has been teaching at American universities such as Penn State since 2001, and currently teaches in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Born in North Bay, Ontario, Jim Lyttle had a travelling showband for several years, worked at Electrohome Electronics in Kitchener, and designed theatrical lighting for dozens of plays in Toronto before returning to school.  He was the National Coordinator for Transparency International in Canada and Treasurer of the Clan Little Society, North America, Ltd.  He is now a member of the Lake Superior Freethinkers and sits on the Citywide Advisory Board for Duluth's pre-school programs.

Dr. Jim Lyttle is the author of conference papers, journal articles, and presentations (including a Mensa Colloquium in 2007) on "the effective and responsible use of humor for persuasion."  This work has been cited in dissertations, conference proceedings, and academic journals as diverse as American Behavioral Scientist, Culture and Organization, Human Relations, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics.

© 2015,  Jim Lyttle, Ph.D.