Dr. Anthony Alioto, professor of history, has served as the Althea W. and John A. Schiffman chair in ethics, religious studies and philosophy at Columbia College since 2002.Alioto earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from the University of Wisconsin, and then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a personnel specialist. After his military service, he returned to graduate school at Ohio University, where he was a John F. Cady Fellow, earning his master’s degree and doctorate in the history of science and philosophy.Alioto joined Columbia College in 1981. Alioto has been selected as Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Professor of the Year, Faculty Member of the Year and the 1996 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of A History of Western Science. In 2007, Alioto was selected to teach a course entitled “The Buddha and Buddhism” at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, N.Y. Alioto also teaches for the OSHER Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of Missouri.
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