Edward T. Hall the author of The Silent Language is an anthropologist who received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1942. He is best known for his work in intercultural relations and communication, he consulted with businesses and government agencies.
He did fieldwork on intercultural relations with the Navajo, Hopi, Spanish-Americans, and the Trukese.
During the crucial years of the USA foreign aid program in the 1950s he was Director of the State Department’s Point IV Training Program.
From 1959 to 1963 he directed a communications research project at the Washington School of Psychiatry where he studied nonverbal communication.
He taught at the University of Denver, Bennington College, the Harvard Business School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University.
Dr. Hall was a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, and a member of the Building Research Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences.