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Steven Thurston Oliver


Dr. Steven Thurston Oliver, Associate Professor of Secondary and Higher Education at Salem State University is a Sociologist of Education whose research and expertise is focused on using Contemplative Pedagogy in K-12 teacher preparation and higher education programs as a catalyst for cultivating greater capacity among educators to engage across human differences. An advocate for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Food Systems, Steven serves on the Board of Trustees of Sterling College, an institution focused on the human relationship with the natural world. Steven graduated from Antioch in 1990 and serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Steven and his husband Jonathan, who is also an Antiochian, live in Lowell, Massachusetts with their rescue dog from Puerto Rico.