Dr. Sanford I. Berman, philanthropist, real estate investor, professional hypnotist; has served as president of the International Society for General Semantics, and on the Board of Trustees of both the Society and the Institute of General Semantics. Berman endowed the Sanford I. Berman Institute for Effective Communication and General Semantics at San Diego State University in 1997, the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at University California, San Diego in 1998, and the Dr. Sanford I. Berman Professorship of Public Discourse and General Semantics at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1999. Former a lecturer on Communication and General Semantics, Consultant to business and industry. Berman former an instructor of Public Speaking and Psychology of Persuasion at the Illinois Institute of Technology, lecturer on General Semantics and Communication at Northwestern University, and lecturer on "Communication Skills in Management" at the Management Development Seminar at the University of Chicago. Beramn has studied with the famous semanticist Professor S. I. Hayakawa and assistant to the late Professor Irving J. Lee at Northwestern University. Berman received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, Master's degree from Teacher's College, Columbia University and Doctor of Philosophy from Northwestern University. Dr. Berman has lectured to thousands of people in national and international conventions and the early morning lecturer to 5,000 safety directors at the 1962 National Safety Congress. Berman formerly one of the most popular lecturers on Communication and General Semantics in the country.