Louis Silverstein, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.
Dr. Silverstein is a transcendental philosopher and practitioner, multi-cultural and multi-consciousness educator, social activist, and earth artist. His areas of expertise are peace and social justice; spirituality; transformative consciousness and alternative realities; ecological harmony; sex, love, and relationships; holistic education; health and wellbeing; parenting; aging; death and dying; and living life as an art form.
Dr. Silverstein served as Dean of the College from 1971 through 1976 and Chair of the Department of Life Arts and Liberal Education from 1976 through 1982. He is presently a Distinguished Professor of Humanities, teaching courses in “Peace Studies,” “Dying & Death,” “Education, Culture & Society,” and “Contemporary Problems in American Society.” His theoretical and experiential studies and presentations have occurred throughout the United States (including Hawaii), as well as in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Canada, and numerous European countries.
Dr. Silverstein’s publications include An Oral History Of Columbia College: A Telling of Columbia's Story and Its Contributions To American Higher Education Through Personal Narrative, Deep Spirit & Great Heart: Living In Marijuana Consciousness, and Encountering Life’s Endings.
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Dr. Louis Silverstein
Columbia College Chicago
Department of HHSS
600 S. Michigan Ave.