Inflection Magazine

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Dave Tomar, Managing Editor

Inflection Magazine explores higher education topics in general, often through the lens of scholarly impact. We look at what academic influence means, its risks and benefits, and how measuring influence can help us assess the true impact of both scholars and institutions.

From the student journey to the educator’s mission, from the researcher’s quest to the professor’s body of work, Inflection is always looking for new ways to examine real-world data using the powerful machine learning tools that power AcademicInfluence.com.

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Should non-Christians go to Christian Colleges?

By Dave Tomar

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10 Most Popular College Degrees

By Dave Tomar

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What is the Difference Between Education and Intelligence?

By Dave Tomar

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10 Funny Controversial Topics for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

By Dave Tomar

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Why Do Alumni Matter?

By Dave Tomar

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5 Questions You Should Ask College Admissions Counselors

By Neil Chyten

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College Students, Thanksgiving Break, and Traveling During the Pandemic

By Dave Tomar

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How To Graduate in Four Years

By Dave Tomar

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Halloween at College: Ten Awesome Campus Traditions

By Dave Tomar

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 2000-2020

By Dr. Jed Macosko and Bradley A. Alaniz

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1950-1999

By Dr. Jed Macosko and Bradley A. Alaniz

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1900-1949

By Dr. Jed Macosko and Bradley A. Alaniz

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: Before 1900

By Dr. Jed Macosko and Bradley A. Alaniz

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Why You Should Go to Community College

By Dave Tomar

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Overcoming Administrative Bloat in Higher Education

By Dave Tomar

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Boost Your Study Skills with Study Starters

By Dave Tomar

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Higher Education

By Dave Tomar

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7 Facts About Ivy League Admissions

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Computer Science 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Learn to Read By Watching More TV! (How closed captioning can improve reading comprehension)

By Wayne Downs

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20 Wars That Shaped the Modern World—A Study Starter

By Dave Tomar

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25 Forms of Government—A Study Starter

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Business 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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The 25 Most Influential Psychologists of All Time–A Study Starter

By Dave Tomar

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A Brief History of Biology: 1900-1950

By James Barham, PhD

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 25-1

By Dave Tomar

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The 25 Most Influential Philosophers of All Time–A Philosophy Study Starter

By Dave Tomar

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Back To School...What Comes After the Endless Summer?

By Dave Tomar

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 50–26

By Dave Tomar

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Dual Enrollment: How To Earn Community College Credits In High School

By Dave Tomar

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30 Common Logical Fallacies–A Study Starter

By Dave Tomar

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How College Admissions Consultants Can Address Inequality in Higher Education

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Sociology 2010-2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Why Are Colleges So Liberal?

By Dave Tomar

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 75-51

By Dave Tomar

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Why Is My Professor So Weird? Here are 10 Possible Reasons

By Dave Tomar

The Secret to Gaining Admission at Harvard and MIT

By AI Staff

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COVID-19 Turns Admission Testing Upside Down—and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

By Dave Tomar

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 100–76

By Dave Tomar

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15 Most Influential Books in Social Work

By James Barham, PhD

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Application Inflation and the Illusion of College Selectivity

By Dave Tomar

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Should I get a master’s degree online?

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Religious Studies

By James Barham, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Charter Schools

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Affirmative Action

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Police Brutality

By AI Staff

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25 Most Influential Psychology Books 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Top Influential Think Tanks 2021

By AI Staff

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Is Early Admission Compounding Inequality at America’s Colleges?

By Dave Tomar

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A Brief History of Biology: 2000-2020

By James Barham, PhD

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A Brief History of Mathematics: 1950-2000

By Erik Larson, PhD

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A Brief History of Computer Science: 1950-2000

By Erik Larson, PhD

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A Brief History of Computer Science: 2000-2020

By Erik Larson, PhD

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 2000-2020

By Erik Larson

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 1950-2000

By Erik Larson

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 1900-1949

By Erik Larson

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A Brief History of Anthropology: Pre-1900

By Erik Larson

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A Brief History of Biology: 1950-2000

By James Barham, PhD

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A Brief History of Biology: Before 1900

By James Barham, PhD

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A Brief History of Mathematics: 2000-2020

By Erik Larson, PhD

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A Brief History of Philosophy: 1950-2000

By Erik Larson, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Nuclear Energy

By AI Staff

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Should I go to an elite college?

By Dave Tomar

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The Agile Classroom, Pt. 2—How To Do It

By Joshua Farris

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10 Things To Do the Summer Before College

By Dave Tomar

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The Agile Classroom, Pt. 1—What Is It?

By Joshua Farris

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Controversial Topic: Foreign Aid

By AI Staff

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Why Students Cheat

By Dave Tomar

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Growing Up with Artificial Intelligence

By Erik Larson

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Controversial Topic: Gun Control

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Outsourcing

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Vaccines

By AI Staff

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Academic Analytics, Big Data, and the Tenure Track

By Mike Nietzel

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Controversial Topic: Electoral College

By AI Staff

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What’s wrong with using graduation rates to rank colleges?

By Dave Tomar

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Controversial Topic: Extremism

By AI Staff

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How Much Should College Cost?

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Political Science Books 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Majoring in Marijuana: Best Colleges for Studying Cannabis

By Dave Tomar

Meyer or Mendeleev: Who created the periodic table?

By Eric Scerri, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Labor Unions

By AI Staff

Christian Colleges That Resist Political Pandering

By Mike Nietzel, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Hacking

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Physics Books 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Reparations for Slavery

By AI Staff

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The Best Environmental Science Programs and Professors

By Dave Tomar

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Controversial Topic: Atheism

By AI Staff

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The Student Cheating Surge Lurking in the Shadows of COVID-19

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Earth Sciences/Geosciences 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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College Admissions Scandal Gets the Hollywood Treatment

By Dave Tomar

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Controversial Topic: Minimum Wage

By AI Staff

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How Many Schools Should I Apply To?

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in History (Historiography) 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Religious Freedom

By AI Staff

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What Is Grammarly, and Is It Cheating?

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Philosophy Books 2010–2020

By James Barham, PhD

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Controversial Topic: Women’s Rights

By AI Staff

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How Students Can Spot Fake News

By Dave Tomar

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25 Most Influential Books in Mathematics 2010–2020

By Dr. James Barham

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25 Most Influential Criminal Justice and Criminology Books 2010–2020

By Dr. James Barham

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25 Most Influential Books in Law/Legal Studies 2010–2020

By Dr. James Barham

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25 Most Influential Biology Books 2010–2020

By Dr. James Barham

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Controversial Topic: Health Insurance

By AI Staff

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Top 10 Tips for Online Education Beginners

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Artificial Intelligence

By AI Staff

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Online Education and COVID-19 — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Social Security

By AI Staff

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How to Choose Your Safety, Target, and Reach Schools

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Censorship and Freedom of Speech

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: The Death Penalty/Capital Punishment

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Climate Change

By AI Staff

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Controversial Topic: Civil Rights

By AI Staff

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Top Ten Myths About Studying Debunked

By AI Staff

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10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online

By Dr. Jed Macosko

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Controversial Topic: Abortion

By AI Staff

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25 Most Influential Economics Books 2010–2020

By Dr. James Barham

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Going to College is About More Than Just Getting a Job

By Dr. Jed Macosko

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The Problematic Influence of Reputation Surveys in College Ranking

By AI Staff

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Book Review: Jeff Selingo’s Who Gets In & Why — A Year Inside College Admissions

By AI Staff

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Why It’s So Hard to Reform Peer Review

By Robert J. Marks II, PhD

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A Review of Peer Review: What’s wrong with scholarly publishing?

By Robert J. Marks II, PhD

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10 Tips for Success as an Undeclared Student

By AI Staff

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The Top 10 Myths About College Majors Debunked

By AI Staff

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Influence, Infamy, and the Case of Osama bin Laden

By AI Staff

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When Should You Start College Applications?

By Crimson Education (Sponsored Content)

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Get Smarter: 26 Apps & Video Games to Sharpen Your Mind

By Ethan Edelen

Major College Accreditation Overhaul — What’s Changing and Why It Matters

By AI Staff

Even Superstar Students Need Help: The Cautionary Tale of Elizabeth Holmes

By David Nguyen, PhD

5 Reasons You Should Take Logic Your First Year in College

By Bruce L. Gordon, PhD