Eric Utne

Senior Fellow, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Eric Utne

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-922-2211

Office Address:
4259 Linden Hills Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55410

BA, Environmental Design, University of Minnesota


Eric Utne is a publisher, educator, and social entrepreneur. He was founding publisher and editor of the Utne Reader, of which he was chair for 15 years. In June 2006 the magazine was sold to Ogden Communications, publisher of Mother Earth News, Natural Home, and ten other special interest publications. Eric was the 7th & 8th grade class teacher at City of Lakes Waldorf School from 2000-2002. He is the father of four Waldorf-educated sons. He has B.E.D. (Environmental Design) from the University of Minnesota. In November 2006 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Professional Associations

Professional & Volunteer Activities

• Member, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Executive Committee, 2006-present
• President, Sunbridge College, Board of Trustees, 2003-present
• Member, Board of Advisors, World Future Council, 2006-present
• Member, City of Lakes Waldorf School, Board of Directors, 2002-2005
• Co-Founder, Social Venture Network, 1987