Jim Lyttle
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Jim Lyttle is the founder and coordinator of the Iron Range Coalition of Reason.  He is a Life Member of Mensa, a member of the American Philosophical Association, and part of Philosophy Talk's Community of Thinkers.  He has completed a degree in philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University, special studies on the psychology of religion at the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Ivey School at Western University, and a doctorate in organization studies from York University.

Jim Lyttle has taught more than 6,000 adult learners since 1994 and has been teaching at American universities such as Penn State since 2001.  He is trained and experienced with the Harvard Case Method of developing judgment, both in face-to-face and on-line formats.  He currently teaches full time at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he uses humor along with the occasional 'sermonette' to goad listeners into taking a more philosophical approach to their lives and work.

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

Jim Lyttle was the National Coordinator of Transparency International in Canada and Treasurer of the Clan Little Society in North America.  He had a travelling showband for several years and designed theatrical lighting for dozens of plays in Toronto before coming to America.  He has been a philosopher with the non-theist Church of Spiritual Humanism since 2004, and is now a member of both the Lake Superior Systems Thinking Group and the Lake Superior Freethinkers.

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