The Author: Sidney Gelber, Distinguished Service Professor and Leading Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stony Brook, earned
his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1954. Academic Vice President/Provost Emeritus at Stony Brook, he has
received the Stony Brook University Medal and honorary doctorates from institutions in this country and abroad. Co-editor
of the Western Civilization and Man and Contemporary Society series, Gelber has participated in symposia on changing configurations
of higher education in a democratic society.