David Silver

David Silver

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2304 Kalmanovitz Hall 141
Professor Silver is on sabbatical during fall 2020.


David Silver is associate professor and director of the environmental studies program at the University of San Francisco. He teaches classes on urban agriculture, food and culture, and digital storytelling. Since 2012, David has been researching, writing, and building a multimedia history of the farm at Black Mountain College, paying special attention to the social practices on the farm, including collective action among students, faculty, and staff, town-gown collaborations, and challenged hierarchies of gender, race, and age.

Program Director, Environmental Studies
PhD, American Studies, University of Maryland
BA, English, University of California, Los Angeles
Awards & Distinctions

College Media Award, College of Arts and Sciences, USF, 2010

Faculty Innovation Award, Center for Instruction and Technology, USF, 2008