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Philosopher & Lecturer, Columbia University

Skye Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of 'Existentialism and Romantic Love' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

She is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University (School of Professional Studies), Barnard College (Athena Center for Leadership Studies), and previously at the City University of New York and the New York Public Library.

Skye is an advisory board and faculty member of Strategy of Mind (a global executive learning firm), an associate editor of the American Philosophical Association’s blog, a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, and a co-founder of the Manhattan Love Salon. Previously, she was an international equity arbitrageur and management consultant.

Skye has written for The Huffington Post, The Philosopher's Zone, YourTango, Aeon, Actualise Daily and others.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Columbia University
  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Barnard College
  • 2015–present
    Advisory Board Member, Strategy of Mind
  • 2015–2015
    Adjunct assistant professor, City University of New York (Baruch College)


    Sydney University, BA
  • 2013 
    Macquarie University, PhD
  • 2004 
    Macquarie Graduate School of Management, MBA
  • 2003 
    University of Technology Sydney, Graduate Certificate (Journalism)


  • 2015
    Existentialism and Romantic Love,

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association