I would like to call attention to my recent publication, in which I sharply criticize measuring science by money. Among other matters, I discuss some UWM-related issues.
M. Nosonovsky. "Peirce’s Abduction of Science: Is Anti-Intellectualism of American Universities Rooted in Pragmatism?" Am. J. Hum. Soc. Sci. (AJHSS) Vol. 26, 2021 pp. 22-37
Thanks to freedom of speech which comes with tenure, tenured professors may express opinions which some other people could view as controversial!
The paper is also available at https://uwm.academia.edu/MichaelNosonovsky where I keep my job-unrelated academic publications.
My job related publications and citation are at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ct5Kv-UAAAAJ . The citation count just crossed 10k last week and I think I am currently 4th most cited scholar in CEAS (after Rohatgi, Armstrong, and Niu).
In addition, my UWM blog “Friction, wetting, mechanics, and related matters” https://sites.uwm.edu/nosonovs/category/friction-wetting/ is mostly about scientific topics, but occasionally I discuss science-related “political” issues. Recently, my blog entry “Does UWM endorse hatred towards immigrant scientists?” of November 9, 2018 was determined by the Wisconsin Department of Justice as being within my scope of employment (i. e., it conforms to my work duties). Moreover, a precedential judicial decision has been issued last month that the above-mentioned blog publication grew out of my state employee duties (thanks to Dr. Kevin Renken, who brought this issue to the MKE Co court at his own expense, of course, he lost to me in the court https://wcca.wicourts.gov/caseDetail.html?caseNo=2021CV000704&countyNo=40).
In general, I am interested in money as a symbolic substance (symbolizing the magical aspect of scientific wisdom and knowledge) and as a sign of support and endorsement of my research. If you know any rich people or organizations or if you are a rich person yourself, please consider donating up to one million dollars as an offering to support my research. (The last sentence is intended as a joke, but who knows.)
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Michael Nosonovsky, PhD, ASME Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering
EMS Building, Room EMS-1125
College of Engineering & Applied Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413
Phone: 414-229-2816 Fax: 414-229-6958