Intertel Hall of Fame members are chosen for outstanding and significant intellectual achievements. New inductees are chosen annually by the Intertel executive board.
Class of 2006
Dr. Taibi Kahler
Taibi Kahler is President of Kahler Communications,
Inc., a management training and consulting organization with
headquarters in Little Rock, national offices in several U.S. major
cities and international representation in foreign countries.
For more information visit http://www.taibikahlerassociates.com/
Wilson Ogg is a retired lawyer and administrative law judge and currently Emeritus Curator of Pinebrook, an historic estate and gardens in Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a bachelor degree in political science and a Juris Doctor degree in law from the Boalt Hall School of Law.
Along with being a member of the Scientific Faculty of Cambridge, Wilson Ogg is also the author and editor of law handbooks, and his poetry is published in American and international anthologies. The international scope of his publications has been recognized by his appointment as a Founding Academic Counsellor, of the London Diplomatic Academy, Ltd.
As a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, he is recognized by Who`s Who in American Law. As a financial and business consultant, by Who`s Who in Finance and Industry and Who`s Who in the World. And as a philosopher of science, by Who`s Who in Engineering and Science. And as a poet and lyrist, by Who`s Who in America and by International Who`s Who in Poetry and Poet`s Encyclopaedia. And as a scientist and diplomat, by The Royal Book of Diplomacy and Science.
Please visit www.wilsonogg.com for more information.
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Adragon was the world record holder for youngest college graduate. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree at age 11 from the University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Current whereabouts unknown.
Gert Mittring, PhD, EdD, MA in Computer Science
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, he is a mathematical prodigy. After graduation from the University of Bonn, Germany in computer science, he studied educational science at the University of Cologne and got an EdD. His doctoral thesis focused on the question of the nature of mental processes in children when solving mathematical problems. He found out that numbers are not mere numbers but full of motion, colors, structures and sounds.
He studied psychology at Cologne University and completed his PhD with a critical work about randomized scientific experiments. He found that most of the experiments do not follow statistical rules for the number of probands thus decreasing the intern validity of an experiment. He created an algorithm for improvement. He also created in his doctoral thesis the term "Wissenschaftshygiene" which means honesty and truth in science.
Mittring holds a number of championships and records in mental calculation. His genius was tested at the Psychological Institute of the University of Bonn by Prof. Bredenkamp who wrote some articles about his findings. Here Mittring extracted the 137th root out of a one thousand digit number in his head within 13.3 seconds. He also has a well-developed memory for numbers and digits.
Today he gives performances at all kinds of schools, universities, companies, on TV, and serves as an advisor to a TV producer for all mathematical questions. He is member of many organizations for the gifted and holds functions in nearly all of them. He works in psychological diagnostics together with Ilian Dr. Ida Fleiss where they test children and youngsters for intellectual giftedness.
Hirsch Lazaar Silverman, Ph.D.
Hirsch Lazaar Silverman, Ph.D., has been a member of Intertel since 1971. He is also a member of Mensa, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma XI, Psi Chi, and a Diplomate and Research Fellow of the International Society of Philosophical Enquiry, among other academic and intellectual associations.
Dr. Silverman has been a clinical and forensic psychologist, psychotherapist and marriage therapist for over 60 years, with college and university teaching and lecturing in the field of psychological services and behavioral sciences for some 42 years. He is the author of 27 books and texts and over 290 articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters in professional journals and periodicals, nationally and internationally. His biography appears in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American History, Statesmen's Who's Who of England, Who's Who in the East, American Men of Science, and Directory of American Scholars.
Dr. Silverman is Professor Emeritus and past Chairman of the Department of Administration and Supervision of the College of Education and Human Services of Seton Hall University. He has held professorships in various colleges and universities. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of England, Certified and Registered Poetry Therapist of the National Association of Poetry Therapy, recipient of the Creative Leadership Award of Kappa Delta Pi of New York University, awardee of the Townsend Harris Medal of the College of the City of New York, and Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice.
Hirsch Silverman is an Army veteran with the rank of Captain in military intelligence from World War II, having served in Pacific Ocean Areas including Japan 1942-46. He is the father of three adult children and has four grandchildren.
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