Daniel Silvermintz, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Contact number: 281-283-3326
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.02
Daniel Silvermintz, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has previously held research positions as a Visiting Scholar in the Critical Theory Institute at the University of California-Irvine and as an Academic Visitor in the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London. He currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the International Society for Philosophers.
Professor Silvermintz's innovative teaching has received both university and national recognition as the 2009 recipient of the Jerry G. Gaff Faculty Award from the Association for General and Liberal Studies and as the 2017 recipient of the UHCL President's Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2017, he was recognized as a University Faculty Fellow and Professor of the Year.
Professor Silvermintz's research focuses on ancient Greek political and ethical thought and has appeared in Classical World, Polis, Omnibus, Metaphilosophy, Ancient World, History of Political Economy, Electra, Yale Economic Review, and Scientific American. His book on the founder of the sophistic movement, Protagoras: Ancients in Action was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2016, and he is currently working on a book concerning Plato's economic thought.