Marc Seifer (Author, The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla)
6.17 – The Tesla Experiment (8.1.14)
Dr. Marc Seifer is the preeminent authority on the life and times of Nikola Tesla as evidenced through his exhaustively researched best seller: Wizard. Dr. Seifer ’s wide ranging and meticulously researched published articles, novels and books span subjects ranging from metaphysics, behavior analysis to science fiction. Besides his authoring, he is a forensic expert and published master of handwriting analysis.
Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., is a writer, university lecturer and also a handwriting expert. Dr. Seifer has been featured in The Washington Post, Scientific American, Publisher’s Weekly, Rhode Island Monthly, Investor’s Daily, MIT’s Technology Review and The New York Times. In Europe he has appeared in The Economist, Nature and New Scientist. With publications in Wired, Cerebrum, Civilization, Extraordinary Science, Lawyer’s Weekly, Journal of Psychohistory and Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Dr. Seifer is internationally recognized as an expert on the inventor Nikola Tesla (the subject of his doctoral dissertation) and the acclaimed biography Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla.
Translated into eight languages including Russian and Chinese, Wizard has been called “serious scholarship” by Scientific American and “One of the five best books written on the brilliantly disturbed” by The Wall Street Journal. His Tesla biography is also “Highly Recommended” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Seifer has lectured at the United Nations in New York, Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, at Kings College, Cambridge University and Oxford University in England, at the University of Vancouver in Canada, in Jerusalem Israel, Zagreb Croatia, Belgrade Serbia, Bethesda Maryland, City College of New York, Brandeis University, Colorado College, Wardenclyffe Long Island, LucasFilms Industrial Light & Magic, Cranbrook Retreat and West Point Military Academy.
Dr. Seifer has appeared on the History Channel for his work on the Howard Hughes Mormon Will, on AP International TV for his analysis of bin Laden’s signature, on PBS, the BBC, Canberra in Australia and Coast to Coast Radio for his work on the inventor Nikola Tesla, and also web radio.
He has a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, five semesters of graphology from New School University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute. With over 35 years experience as a handwriting expert including a decade of work for the Fraud Unit of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, he has lectured before the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and testified in civil, criminal, state superior and federal court. Dr. Seifer is also a writer and visiting lecturer in Psychology at Roger Williams University. 
“The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating.”–Scientific American
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla’s creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.
This essential biography is illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including the July 20, 1931, Time magazine cover for an issue celebrating the inventor’s career.