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David Lindsay

David Lindsay

            Serving Central since 1967, David Lindsay’s sense of humor made him a popular teacher and colleague. He retired this year as professor emeritus of political science.

            Lindsay began his university service as an assistant professor, and late reached the rank of full professor. Although he made many significant contributions in the classroom, few of his colleagues will forget some of his achievements outside the academic arena.

            He holds the faculty record for goldfish-swallowing, is the only person on the faculty to be a member of The Black Eyed Pea Society, and he helped found the Warrensburg Hetaphiles, a dining club dedicated to those who love liver. He also inspired a student to pen an ode to Missouri’s state animal, the mule.

            Prior to coming to Central, Lindsay was an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi for two years.

            His education includes a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; a master’s degree and doctorate from Florida State University, Tallahassee.

            During his tenure, he served on a variety of college and department committees and was library liaison. Of his service at the university, Lindsay said the implementation of personalized self instruction in three of his classes is among his proudest accomplishments.

            In addition to his work at Central, Lindsay also belonged to several professional associations including Phi Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa, and Pi Gamma Mu.

            Lindsay has three sons, Kit, Daniel and Stephen.