Philip Slater, AB, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Transformative Leadership

Transformative Studies

CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Philip Slater has an A.B. and Ph. D. from Harvard and taught sociology at Harvard, Brandeis, and UCSC. He was Professor and Chairperson of the Brandeis Sociology Department in 1971 when he resigned to found—with Jacqueline Doyle and Morrie Schwartz—Greenhouse, a non-profit growth center, where he led encounter groups and personal growth workshops. He has been a merchant seaman, actor, business consultant, cookie salesman, marriage officiant, and president of a theatre. Slater is the author of The Pursuit of Loneliness, a classic of American Sociology, and numerous other books and articles, including Wealth Addiction and A Dream Deferred. He co-wrote and narrated PARADOX ON 72nd STREET, a one-hour TV documentary aired nationally by PBS, and has acted in over 30 plays and films. In 1982 he was chosen by MS. Magazine as one of its "male heroes". He has written twenty plays, and has taught writing and playwriting at UCSC and in private workshops since 1989. Philip Slater has a weekly blog at The Huffington Post. His articles have been published in the Washington Post, Ms, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Newsday, Washington Monthly, Utne Reader and other leading magazines and scholarly journals.