Douglas Glen Whitman
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Whitman is a professor of economics at California State University, Northridge, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He has also served as a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a public policy think tank.
His expertise is in microeconomics, applied game theory, and economic analysis of law. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 2000 and his undergraduate degree in economics and politics from American University in 1994.
Whitman's 2014 book Economics of the Undead, co-edited with James Dow, is an academic collection of essays that use zombies to explain and demonstrate concepts of economics. He is also the author of Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly (2003).
Along with his writing partner Robert Chiappetta, Whitman was a science advisor to the creators of Fringe before its first season. Whitman and Chiappetta served as executive story editors on Fringe, and contributed several scripts to the series.
- "Ability" (season 1, ep. 14) (teleplay by co-executive producer David H. Goodman, based on a story by Whitman and Chiappetta)
- "Of Human Action" (season 2, ep. 7)
- "The Bishop Revival" (season 2, ep. 4)
- "6955 kHz" (season 3, ep. 6)
- "6B" (season 3, ep. 14)
- "And Those We've Left Behind" (season 4, ep. 6)
- "A Better Human Being" (season 4, ep. 13) (teleplay by co-executive producers Alison Schapker and Monica Owusu-Breen, based on a story by Chiappetta and Whitman)
- "Meet the Authors of Economics of the Undead". College of Business and Economics – Events. California State University, Northridge. March 11, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-12-29.
- Whitman, Douglas Glen (2003). Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly. Independent Institute. ISBN 978-0-945999-88-1.
- "Glen Whitman". Cato Unbound: A Journal of Debate. Cato Institute. Archived from the original on 2016-10-08.
- Phillips, Erica E. (March 3, 2014). "Zombie Studies Gain Ground on College Campuses". Wall Street Journal.
- Whitman, Glen; Dow, James, eds. (2014). Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 284–285. ISBN 978-1-4422-3503-8.
- Korchula Productions (October 3, 2016). "Economist and TV Writer Glen Whitman on Making It in the Industry as an Outsider". Free Minds (podcast). Podbean. Archived from the original on 2018-07-20.
- Chiappetta, Robert; Whitman June 15, 2011, Glen (July 28, 2011). "'Fringe' Science". NOVA Online (Interview). Interviewed by Susan K. Lewis. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation. Archived from the original on 2017-11-02.
- "Glen Whitman on PGZ Podcast". pizzagameszombies.com. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Glen Whitman from Fringe". Film.com. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- Pullum, Geoffrey K. (January 16, 2004). "Snowclones: lexicographical dating to the second". Language Log. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
- Whitman, Glen (December 6, 2005) [January 14, 2004]. "Phrases for Lazy Writers in Kit Form Are the New Clichés". Agoraphilia. Archived from the original on 2016-08-25.
Shortly after composing this post, I proposed a word for these formulaic clichés: 'snowclones.' With Pullum's blessing, my coinage has become the term of art.
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