Dr. David I. Orenstein currently serves as Department Chairperson and full professor at Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York. Orenstein serves as Chief Librarian at MEC;[1] he also teaches anthropology and is a secular humanist activist. Orenstein also is active in the fair and equal pay rights of library workers.[2][3]

Blog site Edit

In May 2011, Orenstein began to publish his blog under the name "paleolibrarian." The website focuses on three points of interest and which are broadly described as focusing on human origins, science and free-thought issues..

Since 2011, more than 500,000 visitors have come to read Orenstein's blog, whose original articles and guest authors have published works which meet both the letter and spirit of the site and which serves as a portal for the non-belief community.

Latest book Edit

Orenstein has co-authored a book with Linda Ford Blaikie entitled Godless Grace: How Non-believers are Making the World Safer, Richer and Kinder The book will be published late in 2014 by The Humanist Press with a foreword by sociologist and author, Dr. Phil Zuckerman and epilogue by David Silverman, President of American Atheists, Inc.

Selected Media appearances Edit

  • 2014
    • February 2014 - Atheist Viewpoint - American Atheist Cable Program[4][5]
  • 2013
    • December 2013 - Documentary Film, Contradiction by Jeremiah Camera - Featured Commentator[6]
    • November 2013 - The Pickles Podcast - Guest Interviewee[7]
    • February 2013 - Atheist Viewpoint - Guest Interviewee[8]
    • January 2013 - A-News Internet Radio - Guest Interviewee[9]
  • 2012
    • December 2012 - Atheist Viewpoint - American Atheist Cable Program
    • November 2013 - Educationally Speaking - WRNJ Radio - Higher Education Commentator

Selected articles in print Edit

Activism and Notable Speaking Engagements Edit

  • 2014

June 2014 - Montana Secular Humanist Society Summit - Helena, MT. (Keynote speaker)
March 2014 - Godless Revival - New York City. (Keynote speaker)
February 2014 - Secular Humanist Society of New York - New York City. (Keynote speaker)

  • 2013

July 2013 - Humanist Fellowship of San Diego - San Diego, CA. (Keynote speaker)

  • 2012

June 2012 - Philadelphia Freethought Society- Philadelphia, PA. (Keynote speaker)
April 2012 - Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS) - Manila, Philippines. (Presenter)


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