Social Anthropologist Dr. Brian Palmer, Ph.D., of Uppsala University in Sweden, has joined the faculty of the Wood Chop School, an “idea incubator” which blends key aspects of educational tourism, ecotourism and agritourism to create a comprehensive learning experience in Midcoast Maine.

Palmer is a lecturer at the department of theology and was formerly the Torgny Segerstedt Guest Professor at the University of Gothenburg. In 2002, he was voted Harvard University’s best lecturer. He wrote a doctoral dissertation entitled “Wolves at the Door: Existential Solidarity in a Globalizing Sweden” and was editor of “Global Values 101,” a book based on his Harvard courses.

More information about Palmer’s writings and teaching can be found on his website,

“I have known and admired Brian Palmer for well over 20 years,” states Seth Silverton, Director of The Wood Chop School, in a press release. “His accomplishments and dedication to social responsibility are directly in line with the philosophy and goals of The Wood Chop School. We are thrilled to have him on our faculty.”

The Wood Chop School seeks to inspire people from all walks of life to work together toward a healthy, productive and sustainable future and to encourage the innovation necessary to cope with shifting paradigms in resource availability. Through classes, projects, focused communications and events, the Wood Chop School is working to create stronger individuals and more cohesive communities by providing the skills and expertise necessary to successfully meet the profound challenges that lay ahead. The faculty at the Wood Chop School consists of respected and talented innovators and educators who facilitate natural, experiential learning through focused hands-on activities which support sustainability within the individual and the broader community.

Contact: Seth Silverton, co founder and director The Wood Chop School 763-2775