President of Silver and Associates, a full service education consulting firm. The firm has a fifteen year track record of assisting colleges and universities with solving complex problems, accreditation issues, and developing sound strategic planning. Dr. Silver was an Advisor to the firm for many years and then served as the Managing Partner. Most recently he was named President of Silver & Associates. Dr. Silver served as President of Alabama State University, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Georgia, and an administrator and Professor of Political Science at Kennesaw State University. Over his career, he has developed the reputation of a transformational and innovative leader with great vision and principled ethics. He has sound strategic planning skills and is championed as a strong academic thinker who is well positioned throughout the academy and in the community. His work is recognized on the regional, national and international levels. In March 2012, Dr. Silver received the leadership award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education’s (AABHE) and, going forward, the award has been named the “Joseph H. Silver, Sr., LMI Alumni Award.” A leadership award is also named in his honor at Clark Atlanta University in 2012. In 2014, the National Association of President’s Assistants in Higher Education awarded Dr. Silver the “Professional Achievement Award” for his leadership in higher education.
A native of North Carolina, Silver earned the B.A. degree in political science (summa cum laude) from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C., and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University). He also engaged in summer study at Oxford University, APS-Stanford University, and the American Judicature Society.