Christopher Schiavone, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Bunker Hill Community College. His full-time work is at City Square Associates, Inc. a marketing research and media consulting firm in Cambridge, MA which he founded in 1997. There he conducts consumer research for and advises clients in the media and entertainment industries, as well as in the non-profit and educational sectors. In the media business, his clients have included NBC Universal, ABC Disney, Viacom, PBS, as well as the local PBS stations in Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. In the non-profit and public sectors, his clients have included the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, The Bridgespan Group, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Clients in education include the Harvard Business School, the Forman School, the Fessenden School, and other private schools and institutions in higher ed.
He is also a founder and co-owner of BostonChefs.com, a web-based marketing and promotion service for the area culinary community. With over 100,000 users a month, the site and its social and e-marketing platforms comprise the leading source of information on fine dining in the Boston area.
He earned his PhD in Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on The Contemplative Dimension of Rationality in the Thought of Karl Rahner. He also holds the MA in Pastoral Theology from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, where he also earned his AB in Philosophy and taught for several years. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. His philosophical interests include the philosophy of religion, the history of philosophy, epistemology, and ethics.
He lives in Charlestown and has been active in the local community. He is a past member and co-chair of the WGBH (Channel 2) Community Advisory Board. He recently completed a term as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP). Currently he is on the Board of Gardens for Charlestown, one of Boston's oldest community gardens, dedicated to the preservation of open space in the urban neighborhood around Sullivan Square. He is an avid gardener, a pretty decent chef, and something of a political junkie.
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