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Ira Daniel Silver Framingham State University, USA

Ira Silver is Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University, where he has taught since 2002. He also teaches during the summer at Wellesley College. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College and his Masters and Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.

In addition to teaching Social Problems, Ira’s courses include: Nonprofit Giving; Death & Dying; Animals & Society; Society, Technology & the Future; Sport in Society; and Issues & Influences in Education.

 Ira has authored or edited four previous books. Giving Hope: How You Can Restore the American Dream (CreateSpace, 2013) is a guide for charitable giving that addresses the opportunity divide in the U.S. Social Problems: Readings (Norton, 2008) is a collection of essays about contemporary issues. Academic Street Smarts: Informal Professionalization of Graduate Students in Sociology (American Sociological Association, 2008) is a collection of essay that provides tips for career success in the field.Unequal Partnerships: Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration (Routledge, 2006) is a study of power relations between grantors and grantees.