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Daniel Clarkson Fisher

Greensboro, NC, US
Trained on August 23rd, 2012
6 lifetime presentations

Biography

Daniel Clarkson Fisher is an essayist, cultural critic, and literary journalist whose writing has appeared in outlets that include Alternet, Religion Dispatches, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Patheos, Shambhala Sun, Inquiring Mind, and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, E! Entertainment Television, and the Religion News Service.

Daniel is currently working towards a Certificate in Documentary Arts (with a concentration in nonfiction writing) at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Denison University, Master of Divinity from Naropa University, and Doctorate in Buddhist Studies from University of the West. Daniel also established and served as chair of one of North America's first Master of Divinity in Buddhist Chaplaincy programs at UWest. He received the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011, and was granted tenure and associate professor status in 2013. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies program in Bodh Gaya, India, and was Adjunct Faculty in Chaplaincy at Hartford Seminary.

Daniel left academia to pursue a career as a writer in 2014. He lives with his wife Stephanie Lyn, and is proud to be a member of the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, the Thoreau Society, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. A dedicated environmentalist, he was trained and certified as a Climate Reality Leader by Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project in 2012. In addition, Daniel and Stephanie completed the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Land Ethic Leader Program together in 2014.

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