Phin Upham Bio



Phin Upham

Phin Upham

Phin Upham has lived in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto. He is currently an investor at a family office / hedge fund.

Phin remains actively involved with his research from graduate school. Phin is the author of numerous papers, articles, and essays. Some of his published essays include “Finding cohesive clusters for analyzing knowledge communities,” and “Citation structure of an emerging research area on the verge of application.”

He is also an editor. Phin edited three books including the academic best seller, “Philosophers in Conversation,” published by Routledge Press. Distributed throughout three continents, the book was translated into Mandarin.
Phin serves as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. For almost the last decade he has sat on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Young Friends. His responsibilities at the museum included organizing community outreach programs in West Philadelphia and overseeing graduate student involvement. Previously, at an anthropological institute, he volunteered to help spread awareness of Caribbean and South American cultures.
Phin graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and studied at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at business school, he was the recipient of several awards for his research.