Edward T. Hall was a widely traveled anthropologist whose fieldwork
took him all over the world--from the Pueblo cultures of the
American Southwest to Europe and the Middle East. As director of
the State Department's Point Four Training Program in the 1950s,
Dr. Hall's mission was to teach foreign-bound technicians and
administrators how to communicate effectively across cultural
boundaries. He was a consultant to architects on human factors in
design and to business and government agencies in the field of
intercultural relations, and had taught at the University of
Denver, Bennington College, the Washington School of Psychiatry,
the Harvard Business School, the Illinois Institute of Technology,
and Northwestern University.
Dr. Hall was born in Webster Groves, Missouri. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Denver, and M.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until his death in 2009.