Steven J. Pearlman, PhD., is a critical thinking expert and educator who has worked in higher education for 30 years. Pearlman taught writing and critical thinking at a range of institutions, including one of America’s elite colleges, before bringing his expertise out of the classroom for institution-wide benefit. He co-founded and directed one of the country’s first academic offices specifically focused on campus-wide critical thinking, and co-developed a groundbreaking academic instrument that unifies the teaching, application, assigning, and assessment of critical thinking.
For the last 10 years, his work has focused on developing students, faculty, executives, and workspaces on critical thinking. Pearlman earned his doctorate at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a sought-after speaker, co-founder of The Critical Thinking Initiative, and the co-host of The Critical Thinking Initiative and Smarterer! podcasts. He’s also the author of The Book of Martial Power and America’s Critical Thinking Crisis. Pearlman lives in Connecticut with his family and is an avid martial artist.