Elisabeth A. Lloyd, PhD

Title: Philosophy Educator
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Elisabeth Lloyd, Philosophy Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history, philosophy and science education.

Dr. Lloyd became involved in her profession because she was inspired by a professor, Gary Stahl, when she was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado. She took his course on human nature and was asked if she wanted to assist him in an independent study. While originally a premed student, she found that many of her studies were in the philosophy field, which Professor Stahl taught. From there, she switched her career goals and focused on the philosophy of science history and philosophy of science. Dr. Lloyd earned a Bachelor of Arts in general studies, summa cum laude, from the institution in 1980, and continued at Princeton University to receive a PhD in philosophy in 1984.

The highlight of Dr. Lloyd’s career thus far has been the publication of her 2005 book called “The Case of the Female Orgasm’ with the Harvard University Press. The New York Times ran a large article on it in the science section and Dr. Lloyd was invited as a guest of Barbara Walters to talk about it on the TV show “The View.” The book was featured on “Saturday Night Live” and became a part of popular culture. Dr. Lloyd received a science prize called The Vern from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in 2006 and a philosophy prize called The Bonnie Bullough Prize from the Women’s Caucus. She is also a graduate fellow of the National Science Foundation, a fellow of the University of California Humanities Research Institute and was a scholarly research grantee of the National Science Foundation.

Since 2019, Dr. Lloyd has been a distinguished professor of Indiana University. She is a research associate of Harvard Atmospheric Research and has been affiliated with the Kinsey Institute. She has previously taught at the University of California, the University of Auckland, Harvard University and Princeton University. On a civic level, Dr. Lloyd has contributed as a campaign writer and contributor for the California and the National Democratic Party. She has provided her expertise to the Nature Conservancy, to Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting and as an activist with the National Organization of Women. She has maintained professional affiliation with the International Society for History, the Society for Social Studies of Science, the American Philosophical Association, the Bay Area Philosophy of Science Reading group and Phi Beta Kappa.

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