Dr. Basinger holds two graduate degrees in philosophy. His earned degrees include: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1975; M.A., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1974; B.A., Bellevue College, 1972; B.A., Grace College of the Bible, 1969. A distinguished scholar, both in ethics and the philosophy of religion, he is actively involved in publishing books, articles, and reviews. Dr. Basinger currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, and professor of philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan College.
Much of his public speaking focuses on ethical decision-making in today’s world, with an emphasis on bioethical issues. Dr. Basinger also has a strong interest in opening the college setting for students with intellectual disabilities.
He was one of the founders of Roberts’ Bridge to Earning, Learning, and Living (BELL) program, a federally-approved program that allows students with intellectual disabilities to engage in the types of academic, social, and vocational activity that will enhance their personal lives and better prepare them to be engaged community members with gainful employment.