University Chancellor Jean Houston

Jean Houston - Chancellor of Meridian

Jean Houston Jean-Houston, Chancellor of Meridian University, is a visionary researcher who has authored nearly 30 books and worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF and NASA. Dr. Houston has developed a worldwide network of leaders including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Dr. Houston's book, A Passion for the Possible, is an expansive compliment to her inspiring PBS special of the same name.

Dr. Houston has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. She holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development Program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world in the field of Social Artistry.

“We’re living in a time where the reset button of history has been hit. Radical social, economic and environment changes are becoming the norm and creating a rapidly changing world that demands new patterns of thinking, being and doing for our own personal development, as well as for collective well being.”

Jean Houston

Jean Houston Videos


Jean Houston - The Student Experience at Meridian


Jean Houston - The Meridian Difference


Jean Houston - Leading Social Transformation


Jean Houston - Education and the Future of Culture


Jean Houston - A New Story for Higher Education


Jean Houston - How Social Artists Restory


Jean Houston - Why Story is Essential to Social Transformation