Onkar Ghate, Dean
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Calgary, 1998
Dr. Ghate is dean of the Objectivist Academic Center at ARI. He teaches courses in introductory philosophy and courses in Objectivism to various levels of students. His recent publications include “Postmodernism’s Kantian Roots” and “Objectivism: The Proper Alternative to Postmodernism” (co-authored with Dr. Edwin A. Locke) in Postmodernism and Management: Pros, Cons and the Alternative; “The Death Premise in We the Living and Atlas Shrugged” in Essays on Ayn Rand’s “We the Living”; an entry on Ayn Rand in the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics; and “Breaking the Metaphysical Chains of Dictatorship: Free Will and Determinism in ‘Anthem’” in Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Anthem.” Dr. Ghate is an alumnus of the Objectivist Graduate Center.
Keith Lockitch, Resident Fellow
Ph.D., Physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1999
Dr. Lockitch is a fellow at ARI. He teaches writing courses for the OAC’s core program. His writings have appeared in publications such as The Intellectual Activist, the Orange County Register and San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to joining ARI in 2003, Dr. Lockitch was a postdoctoral researcher in physics at the University of Illinois and at Pennsylvania State University. He is an alumnus of the Objectivist Graduate Center.
Doug Altner, Instructor
Ph.D., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
Dr. Altner is an analyst and instructor at the Ayn Rand Institute. Prior to joining ARI, he was an assistant professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was instrumental in creating a major in operations research and published several scholarly articles on the subject. He is currently pursuing writing projects on Ayn Rand’s views on capitalism and economics.
Elan Journo, Instructor
B.A., Philosophy, King's College London, 1997
Mr. Journo is a fellow in foreign policy at the Ayn Rand Institute, and director of policy research at ARI. His articles have appeared in, among many others, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and Canada's Globe and Mail. Mr. Journo has spoken at numerous college campuses, including Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, New York University, and George Mason University. His first book, Winning the Unwinnable War, analyzes U.S. policy since 9/11. He is an alumnus of the Objectivist Graduate Center.