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Jason McCormick

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Jason McCormick is an adjunct professor at Southeast Community College – Milford and a lecturer at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. His areas of interest include issues of identity, college composition, and developmental composition course structures. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln studying rhetoric and composition. He also enjoys writing fiction and has written contributor pieces for publications such as the Huffington Post.

In 2016, McCormick penned an article for the Huffington Post titled, “I’m A Liberal Professor And My Conservative Students Terrify Me.” In the article, McCormick outlines how his conservative students terrify him as an adjunct professor because “when they fail, it’s always personal.” He writes that he isn’t worried about his liberal students because they can have open discussions and work through triggers or disagreements together.

His conservative students, however, are a different story. He accuses them of throwing out fake arguments with no validity or proof and being hostile towards anyone who disagrees. He claims he was “terrified not to” give their ideas equal space in the classroom. He alleges that conservative students put their personal egos above respect for others in the classroom or factual arguments.


Besides writing opinion pieces on how “terrifying” conservative students are, he also often takes to Twitter to discuss his disdain for conservatives and his approval of critical race theory. In a tweet from July 2021, McCormick commented on a tweet regarding the University of Nebraska voting to oppose Critical Race Theory. He commented that the regents should “apologize to every student trying to get a job” because the opposition of CRT “makes us all look bad.”

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