Peter Temes

Peter Temes, the dean and campus chief executive for Northeastern University–Seattle, is the author of a soon to be released book on Digital Ethics titled We the People: A Guide to Digital Ethics for People, Organizations, and Robots of All Kinds .

A long-time entrepreneur, academic leader, writer and teacher, Peter has taught Writing about History at Harvard University, literature and ethics at Columbia University, and a range of other subjects from 7th-grade science in Los Angeles to early-childhood intellectual development in South Korea.

Peter is the founder of the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations (ILO), which he ran for 12 years before coming to Northeastern University-Seattle. He has been the president of the Great Books Foundation, the president of the Antioch New England Graduate School, and a member of the Board of Visitors for Columbia University’s Center for American Studies.

Peter is the author of several books, including The Just War, One School Now, Against School Reform (And in Praise of Great Teaching), and The Future of the Jewish People if Five Photographs. He is the co-founder of the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst College, Stanford University and the University of Oxford, and the founder of the DocumentAmerica social-documentary program for low-income high-school students.

Peter holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Columbia University, where his studies focused on the rhetoric of the American Civil Rights movement, and an undergraduate degree in literature and philosophy from the State University of New York. Through his work with the ILO Institute, Peter has been an advisor on innovation and strategy to senior leadership at IBM, NASA, Save the Children, General Motors, Pfizer, Marriott and AIG, among other organizations.