Larry Fedewa, Ph.D. is a conservative commentator and radio talk show host on social and political issues. Former international technology executive, business owner and college president, he lives on an Arabian horse farm near Washington, D.C.
Dr. Larry has been called “the philosopher of current events” and “an original thinker” by reviewers and critics. Generally conservative, his views are his own. He is an advocate of free market solutions to current issues, such as health care, climate change, conscious capitalism, education, traditional religion, immigration, racism, and socialism.
- His diverse audience is comprised of those who are interested in current events and trends. His goal is to help them delve into complex issues and global challenges affecting daily living and to present them with common sense approaches.
- He is among the few conservatives who have attracted a Black audience.
- His weekly column attracts international readers from 24 countries (see DrLarryOnline.com) as well as syndication from other sources. (Source: Google Analytics)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Larry Fedewa, Ph.D., started his career as a high school teacher, earned a doctorate in social psychology, served as a professor, dean and eventually as founder and president of an experimental college for adults, where he introduced the first system for translating personal experience into college credits. Another innovation was an early form of distance learning, which combined tutorials with correspondence programs. He was also a member of the small committee which secured academic accreditation for the fledgling Community College of the Air Force accreditation.
Dr. Fedewa then “graduated” to become an international technology executive. In this role, he founded a school for computer programmers and consultants in the Philippines, developed a technology exchange program with the Soviet Union, and pioneered with the Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus, Ohio) the introduction of the PLATO instructional software system to the industrial training industry.
He then started a federal contracting company in Washington DC. In the years to follow, he introduced computer-based management to the federal workforce through the General Services Administration, participated in two joint ventures with The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, the National Education Association, Microelectronics and Computer Consortium (MCC), and the University of New Orleans.
With the NEA Foundation, he founded the NEA Educational Computer Service, which published The Yellow Book of Computer Products for Education and authored The Teacher’s Guide to Educational Computer Software Assessment (6 volumes). With the University of New Orleans, he developed the first laser videodisc/computer-based course. Under contract with the Federal Railroad Administration, he developed the largest worker training program in history, and later coordinated the initiation of what is now the Department of Health and Human Services’ BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), which is playing a pivotal role in developing the vaccines for the coronavirus.
Dr. Fedewa retired from that business and shortly after found himself a political columnist for The Washington Times, which led to his becoming a media personality on radio and television. In 2018 he added a new role as a radio talk show host and a weekly columnist for the Richfield Press. Dr. Larry currently writes a weekly column for the Richfield Press, LLC, and hosts “The Dr. Larry Show” on Wednesdays 7-8pm on The Batchelor Radio News Network. Live boardcast is carried at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/BatchelorPadNetwork and 646.919.-0130 (telephoe) and podcasts at ww w.TheBachelorNews.airtime.pro for recent shows daily at 1 am and 11am ET.
A frequent guest on radio and television, he previously wrote more than 150 Washington Times online columns. He is the author of three books, including his memoir, Inside: The Early Years, A young Catholic’s search for his place in the sun (Richfield Press, 2017) (available from Amazon Books).
He is known as an early interpreter of the Donald Trump phenomenon as well as fiscal, racial, and religious trends of the day. He speaks for average people who do not have the time or resources to delve deeply into topics such as the political turmoil Americans are facing, our failing schools, and contemporary cultural movements. He has become a trusted voice for many fans seeking common sense analysis of the events, people and trends of our times. His website is a running analysis of American life in the 21st century.
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