Gary Bernhard, Ed.D. and Kalman Glantz, Ph.D.

J. Gary Bernhard, Ed.D. has been involved in leadership and management in education for more than 40 years. Between 1975 and 1979 he was Director of Work Experience Classroom, an alternative school for high school dropouts in Fitchburg, MA. Bernhard was with the University Without Walls (UWW), a bachelor’s degree program for working adults at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, for 32 years and was Director of the program for 18 years. Bernhard has a master’s degree in English Literature from UCLA and a doctorate in Education from UMass Amherst. He is the author of Primates in the Classroom: An Evolutionary Perspective on Children’s Education, and, with Kalman Glantz, Staying Human in the Organization: Our Biological Heritage and the Workplace; Reuniting America: A Graphic Love Story; Beyond Diversity: A Curriculum for What Kids Have in Common; and Self-Evaluation, Psychotherapy, and the Market System.

Kalman Glantz, Ph.D. studied at universities on three continents without ever hearing the name Darwin. He has been, among other things, an assistant at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, a professor of social science in Cambridge, a Visiting Scientist at MIT, and a psychotherapist in private practice in the Boston area. His first book was entitled Exiles From Eden: Psychotherapy from an Evolutionary Perspective. The next four, all co-authored with Gary Bernhard, include Staying Human In The Organization: Our Biological Heritage and the Workplace (1992); Beyond Diversity: A Curriculum for What All Kids Have in Common; Reuniting America: A Graphic Love Story; and, most recently, Self-Evaluation, Psychotherapy, and the Market System. He recently retired but he consults occasionally.


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Evolution in Daily Life

In this blog we shine the light of evolution on the little events and odd corners of everyday life.  For the past 40 years we have been exploring what happens when there’s a gap between the emotions and expectations developed in hunter-gatherer bands and the requirements of life in large, hierarchical societies.  We’ve written books on psychotherapy, education, and organizational life in that time and have also sketched out many shorter “flashes” about how human evolution might inform anything from obesity to anxiety.  We’d like to share some of our thoughts with others who are wrestling with the meaning of human evolution in modern societies and learn from their ideas and experiences.

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