Alan Brinton is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1974. After a year on the faculty at Illinois State University, he joined the Boise State faculty in 1975 and continued as a member of the department until his retirement from Boise State as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2000. From July 2000 through December 2002, Alan served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Albertson College (now College of Idaho). One of his projects as Associate Vice President at Boise State was the development of the Honors College, with which he now maintains an affiliation as an adjunct instructor. He was selected by the Honors College Student Association as Honors College Distinguished Faculty Member for 2006. Alan and his wife Linda enjoy travel — they spend two months each winter in Mexico and have taken several trips in recent years to Southeast Asia. He has a personal web site with photos of travel and of McCall area mountain lakes, which he loves – please take a look! http://Lucy421.smugmug.com.