Noah benShea is one of North America’s most respected and beloved poet philosophers. He is a Pulitzer Prize nominated, international Best Selling author of 25 books translated into 18 languages. He is a scholar and theologian who has spoken to numerous prestigious universities and institutions including: The Library of Congress and The US Department of Defense, and he has been published by Oxford University Press and The World Bible Society in Jerusalem.
He was a dean at UCLA at the age of 22 and at 30 a Fellow at several esteemed “think tanks". He has served as a private advisor to corporate and political leaders, Visiting Professor of Philosophy University of California SF Med School, Philosopher in Residence/ Dept of Internal Medicine Cottage Health Hospitals, Santa Barbara, Ethicist for Sansum Diabetes Research Institute.
He also was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas that Improve the World Order, was National Laureate for the ALS Association, and Noah benShea’s work in Russian translation won 1st Prize at the European Intellectual Book Fair in Moscow. Noah is the National Philosopher for Foundations Recovery Network and Founder/Executive Director of The Justice Project. Born in Toronto, he is a long term resident of Santa Barbara, California and lives part of each year in Italy.
Timeline of Noah's life
BORN TORONTO, CANADA, FIRST IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT, CHOSEN MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED AT DORSEY HIGH SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES
SELECTED FOR PROJECT INDIA – USA STATE DEPARTMENT PROGRAM OF TOP 15 STUDENTS AT UNVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MET PRESIDENT LBJ AT WHITE HOUSE, PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GHANDI IN ROSE GARDEN WHERE SHE WAS LATER ASSASINATED, AND PRESIDENT OF INDIA ZAKIR HUSAIN (SEE PHOTO) TURNED 21 IN CALCUTTA
UCLA GRADUATION SPEAKER “VALEDICTORIAN”
ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS – UCLA
NOMINATED FOR WHITE HOUSE FELLOW
“DON’T CALL IT ANYTHING” BOOK OF POETRY WINNER OF THE SCHULL AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK BY OLDEST CALFIORNIA POETRY SOCIETY
PUBLISHED COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTUAL LITERATURE FOR BIBLE SOCIETY IN ISRAEL
1973 – 2000
SYNDICATED COLUMN CONTRIBUTOR NY TIMES REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS - NOMINATED FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE, GAVE AN ADDRESS TITLED "TOWARD A CARING SOCIETY" AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, TO WHICH THE ENTIRE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE INVITED, INCLUDED IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, SPOKE AT OVER 100 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, INCLUDING HARVARD, MIT, FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING: STARBUCKS, THE GAP, THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PUBLISHED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.
PROFESSOR OF EASTERN AND WESTERN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT – INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
CHOSEN AS BIBLE SCHOLAR TO MEET IN PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL, EPHRAIM KATZIT.
VISTING GUEST PROFESSOR IN PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT MT. SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE, LOS ANGELES
FELLOW AT THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES, WORLD’S FIRST LONG RANGE THINK TANK WITH WORLD’S BEST MINDS DEDICATED TO SERVING AS EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR SOCIETY
SENIOR CONSULTANT TO THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS – NEW YORK CITY, GATHERING TOP 50 RETAILERS AND TOP 50 SHOPPING CENTER DEVELOPERS TO ENVISION AND PUBLISH 20 YEAR PROJECTION
FOUNDING PARTNER, PRESIDENT AND LATER CHAIRMAN OF THE NY BAGEL FACTORY, SPECIALIZED BREAD COMPANY WITH MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION AND SOLD TO A PUBLIC COMPANY IN 1995.
JACOB THE BAKER, PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING, BECAME NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING BOOK.
JACOB’S JOURNEY, PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING
JACOB’S LADDER, PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING
1995 - PRESENT
TOTAL OF 25 BOOKS PUBLISHED, TRANSLATED INTO 18 LANGUAGES
2000 – PRESENT
LICENSE OF QUOTES AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING TO COSTCO, C&H SUGAR, STARBUCKS, AMERICAN GREETINGS, COTTAGE HEALTHCARE PATIENT SUPPORT MESSAGING, NOAH BEARS TOUCHING 300,000 LIVES
2000 – 2009
ETHICIST FOR THE SANSUM DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, RESIDENT PHILOSOPHER DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE COTTAGE HOSPITAL, NOMINATED FOR THE GRAWEMEYER AWARD FOR IDEAS THAT IMPROVE THE WORLD ORDER, WORK IN RUSSIAN TRANSLATION WON 1ST PRIZE AT THE EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL BOOK FAIR IN MOSCOW, VISITING PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND NATIONAL LAUREATE FOR THE ALS ASSOCIATION.
2000 – 2017
NOAH BENSHEA KEYNOTE ADDRESS (SEE VIDEO) X RIVIERA CONFERENCE, PSYCHOLOGY TODAY / FEATURED CONTRIBUTING BLOG, ON LINE CONVERSATION WITH LYNDA WEINMAN LYNDA.COM
STARTED SPENDING PART OF EACH YEAR LIVING IN ITALY
2007 – PRESENT
NATIONAL PHILOSOPHER, FOUNDATIONS RECOVERY NETWORK, NASHVILLE, TN
NOAH BENSHEA, JOURNEY TO GREATNESS PUBLIC TELEVISION SPECIAL AIRS IN 150 CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
AUTHOR OF GREAT QUOTES TO INSPIRE GREAT HEALING & GREAT QUOTES TO INSPIRE GREAT HEALING, PUBLISHED BY CENTRAL RECOVERY PRESS
JACOB THE BAKER, PURCHASED BY AMASIA FILMS TO BE MADE INTO A MOTION PICTURE, NOAH BENSHEA AGREES TO SERVE AS CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JACOB THE BAKER BREADS INTRODUCED IN FRESH BAKERY AT COSTCO WAREHOUSES