KATHIA CASTRO-LASZLO received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and her Doctorate from Saybrook University. Kathia is the Chief Creative Officer of Magenta Wisdom and the Founding Partner of the Journey Network. As a consultant, she is the facilitator and designer of innovative learning systems within corporations, educational institutions, and international communities. She is widely published on the topics of cultural healing, integral sustainability, evolutionary learning communities and leadership.
SUSANNE COOK-GREUTER received her Bachelor’s from the University of Zürich and her Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University. She is the author of Post-Autonomous Ego Development and has published many influential papers on assessing ego development. She was a co-author with Bill Torbert and Associates, Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership.
ELIZABETH DEBOLD received her Bachelor’s from Mt. Holyoke College and her Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development. She has served as the Academic Director of The Graduate Institute and Senior Editor of EnlightenNext. She is a leading authority on gender development and author of the bestselling, Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women.
MEGGAN HARTMAN received her Bachelor’s from Warren Wilson College, her Master’s from Sophia University, and her Doctorate from Meridian University. In her work as a Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Specialist she specializes in helping mothers with postpartum adjustment issues navigate the complexities of motherhood. As a certified Purpose Guide, Meggan coaches individuals to realize and bring to fruition the depth of their life purpose. Her research interests include understanding cultures’ impact on the mothering identity.
JEAN HOUSTON (Chancellor) 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 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.
JOEL KREISBERG received his Bachelor’s from Wesleyan University his Master’s from Prescott College and his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. He has been in private practice providing integrative health services for over 20 years. Joel lectures and consults widely and he is the author of numerous publications in the areas of health and medicine.
RAMA MANI received her Bachelor’s from Bryn Mawr College, her Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, and her Doctorate from the University of Cambridge. She is Co-Founder of Rising Women Rising World. She has headed local and international organizations addressing conflict and injustice, and acted as strategic advisor or Board director to foundations dealing with peace building, democracy and governance. She is the author of the book, Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War and co-editor of the book, The Responsibility to Protect: Cultural Perspectives in the Global South.
TOM MURRAY received his Bachelor's from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his Master's and Doctorate from University of Massachusetts. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently his primary research is in the area of supporting social deliberative skills in online contexts. He has also done research in the areas of Cognitive Tools, Adaptive Computer Learning Environments, Online Collaboration, Ethics, and Knowledge Engineering. He is also publishes scholarly papers in the field of Integral Theory related epistemology and applied philosophy.
TERRI O’FALLON received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from Eastern Montana College, and her Doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Terri has over four decades of experience in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. She has published and presented widely in the arenas of human development, organizational change, and transformative learning.
TERRY PATTEN received his Master’s from John F. Kennedy University and hosts the popular online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice. He teaches the acclaimed 8-session course, Integral Spiritual Practice. He co-authored, with Ken Wilber, the book Integral Life Practice and is the author of The Republic of the Heart.
GEORGE POR received his Bachelor’s from Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, and his Master’s from Université Paris Vincennes (Paris VIII). George is a researcher in collective intelligence, the founder of Community Intelligence, and the online community, Enlivening Edge: News from Next-Stage Organizations. George offers strategic learning to visionary leaders in business, government, and civil society, and facilitates vertical development in people and organizations. His past academic posts include the London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, and the Université de Paris, and his consulting clients have included Climate and Development Knowledge Network, European Commission, European Investment Bank, Ford Motor Co., Global Leadership Academy, Greenpeace, Intel, International center for Organizational Design, Shell, Siemens, Unilever, UN Development Programme, World Business Academy, and the World Wildlife Foundation.
JONATHAN REAMS received his Doctorate in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. He teaches and does research on leadership development, coaching and counseling. He serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review: A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, Praxis and Research. He is also a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership. His publications include: What’s Integral about Leadership?, Integral Leadership: Generating Space for Emergence through Quality of Presence, Leading the Future, Making Leadership Development Developmental and Integral Leadership: Opening Space by Leading through the Heart. He is also co-editor of Integral Education: New Directions for Higher Learning.
NICO ROENPAGEL received his Doctorate in Arts Education from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where he was also a member of its faculty for five years. In his work with the Forum for Meditation & Neuroscience, he established experimental connections between mindfulness and classical music, culminating in collaborations with two orchestras. His research interests include the integration of contemplative methods in higher education, mindfulness and embodiment-based approaches to emerging visions of new leadership, and the interplay of visual art and meditation. This last is addressed in his co-authored book, The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Pedagogies in the Visual Arts.
MELISSA SCHWARTZ received her Master’s from Beacon College and her Doctorate from Rosebridge Graduate School (now Argosy University). Dually licensed as both a clinical psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, Melissa maintains a private practice as a consulting psychologist. She serves as a peer reviewer for the California Psychological Association’s Office of Professional Development Provider Approval Committee and for the APA journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly. She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Her interests include the psychology of women, adult development, and qualitative research.
THOMAS STEININGER received his Doctorate at the University of Vienna with a special emphasis on consciousness and social evolution utilizing the work of Martin Heidegger and Ken Wilber. The founder of the German magazine, Evolve, Thomas also hosts the weekly web-broadcast, Radio Evolve, and pioneered the development of the Emerge Dialogue process, a collective process for creative engagement.
GISELA WENDLING received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from Sonoma State University and her Doctorate from Fielding Graduate University. She was the Coordinator of Sonoma State’s Organizational Development Master’s program and was an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University in the Psychology department. Her interests include organizational development, ritual, and Indigenous cultures.