Last updated on: 6/28/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Warren J. Blumenfeld, EdD Biography

Title:
Lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position:
Con to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
Reasoning:

“The Ronald Reagan that I came to know was a man who increased the wealth gap between the very rich and the remainder of the population, and enlarged the rate of people living in poverty with his doublespeak ‘trickle down’ economics. The Ronald Reagan that I came to know surreptitiously sold arms to Iran and furtively redirected the profits to fascist Central American dictators to fund and equip their death gangs of thugs.

And most of all, the Ronald Reagan that I came to know served as a major co-conspirator in the deaths of people infected with HIV during the early years of what became a pandemic under his so-called ‘watch.’ The Ronald Reagan that I came to know was a president who should have been charged and convicted of genocidal murder, rather than the much venerated pseudo-saint that he has been anointed by the conservative Republican Party.”

“Ronald Reagan’s Legacy of Poverty and Death,” LGBTQ Nation, May 20, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer, College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013-present
  • Associate Professor, School of Education, Iowa State University, 2010-2013
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Iowa State University, 2006-2013
  • Assistant Professor, School of Education, Iowa State University, 2004-2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Colgate University, 2001-2004
  • Instructor, Department of Graduate and Continuing Education, Westfield State College, 2001
  • Instructor, Judaic Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999
  • Instructor, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995-2000
  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Human Services, Springfield College, 1998-1999
  • Instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 1988-1989
  • Peripatologist, Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA), 1980-1981
  • Special Education Classroom Teacher and Peripatologist, Perkins School for the Blind, 1973-1980
Education:
  • EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2001
  • MEd, Special Education, Boston College
  • BA, Sociology, San José State University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @wblumen
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?