Integral Review

A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal For New Thought, Research, and Praxis

The Editors

Jonathan Reams

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Jonathan practices the cultivation of leadership through awareness based consulting, coaching and leadership development program design and delivery in a variety of settings. He has a position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review, and is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership and of the European Center for Leadership Practice. He brings awareness based leadership development practices to his work, focusing on how the inner workings of human nature can develop leadership capacities for today’s complex challenges.

Jonathan’s PhD (2002) is in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, where he researched the intersection of consciousness development with leadership. Since then he has combined teaching, research and practice in this area through program design and delivery as well as coaching and consulting. He teaches courses at NTNU on coaching and leadership development, and has presented at international conferences on topics such as leadership development, consciousness research, and transformative learning.

Sara Nora Ross

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Sara Nora Ross, Ph.D. is an educator, action and theoretical researcher, analyst, consultant, and author. She specializes in developmental complexity science and applying its analysis to a wide range of systems. It underlies her method to analyze, deliberate, and address complex issues via The Integral Process for Complex Issues, published by ARINA, which is also the publisher of Integral Review. She has taught and served in leadership roles in several interdisciplinary graduate programs at several universities. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Neurotricional Sciences Education Pty. Ltd., which educates therapists in NeuroPhysics Therapy. Based in the U.S., she is the President of ARINA, and is serving her second term as President of the International Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences.

Associate Editors

Mark Edwards

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Ph.D. Mark Edwards is an Assistant Professor at the Business School, University of Western Australia where he teaches in the areas of business ethics and organisational transformation. He also teaches in integrative studies at the John F. Kennedy University in the USA. Mark’s PhD thesis was awarded a distinction and has recently been published in the Routledge Studies in Business Ethics. The book focuses on the integration of theories of organisation and applies this to the fields of organisational transformation and sustainability. He is currently working on a book offering a more general introduction to the topic of integral meta-studies (to be published with SUNY Press). Mark has published on a diverse range of topics including management studies, grief and meditation, futures studies, psychotherapy and spirituality, sustainability and organisational transformation. Current research and teaching interests include the study of global business ethics, climate change, organisational sustainability and the development of metatheoretical research. Mark is on the editorial board for two journals that focus on integrative approaches to research and practice.

Elke Fein

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Dr. Elke Fein is a social and political scientist and lecturer at the University of Freiburg (Germany). She holds degrees in political science and East European history and a PhD in political sociology. She has worked as a researcher in various academic fields and contexts, including in Russian studies, history, leadership and organization studies. She is also co-founder and managing director of the Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS), as well as the initiator and co-coordinator of the EU-project Leadership for Transition (LiFT).

Jennifer Gidley

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PhD. Has a background in psychology, education and futures studies and is President of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) a UNESCO and UN partner. www.wfsf.org

Her introduction to integral thinking (1970s) was through the philosophical and educational work of Rudolf Steiner. She founded and pioneered a Steiner school in rural Australia in the 1980s. Her integral interest broadened such that her PhD on evolution of consciousness involved an “integration of integral views” (including Steiner, Jean Gebser, Ken Wilber and others).

Based in Melbourne, she works globally, creating networks—both conceptual and human—between integral studies, futures studies and other transversal fields. In addition to her role at Integral Review, she serves on the editorial boards of several other peer-reviewed journals (Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies; Integral Theory and Practice; Policy Futures in Education; Journal of Futures Studies). She also serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS), Europe.

Her publications in educational futures, integral studies, evolution of consciousness and global socio-cultural change include two edited books, a monograph and dozens of academic articles. Her book “Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures” is available through Springer from 2016. www.jennifergidley.com

Thomas Jordan

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Ph.D. and associate professor. He is a trainer, consultant, researcher and in the fields of conflict resolution, communication, adult development and organizational development. He divides his time between the Department of Work Science at the Göteborg University, Sweden, and consulting and process facilitation in such areas as conflict management, coaching, research design and organizational development. He has carried out a number of research projects based on adult development theory on meaning-making in defense and security policies and workplace conflicts/collaboration cultures. He offers workshops and seminars on conflict management, adult development psychology and visionlogic for organizational consultants, leaders and various types of professionals. He shares his writing and research at www.perspectus.se/tjordan.

He is involved with ARINA because it is a platform that makes valuable knowledge and skills available to people who need to develop their competence for working effectively with social change. ARINA strives to introduce wisdom into political and social processes at various scales, by skill development in the fields of systemic complexity, self-awareness, meta-paradigmatical awareness and holocentric values.

Markus Molz

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Markus Molz is currently Visiting professor at the School for Transformative Leadership, Palacky University Olomouc, Manager of the University for the Future Initiative, founding Board Member of the Institute for Integral Studies, and Associate Editor of Integral Review. He has a broad background in transdisciplinary social sciences, integral studies, meta-studies, international project development and consulting of NGOs. His interests revolve around integral pluralism, quality of life in the Great Transition, as well as social and educational innovation. His current focus is on concrete pathways for institutionalizing integrative and transformative higher education and research. markus.molz@u4future.net

Tom Murray

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Tom Murray, Ed.D., works part time as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts School of Computer Science and is Chief Visionary and Instigator at Perspegrity Solutions. Murray’s projects include research on: using text analytics to estimate developmental levels, using artificial intelligence methods to create responsive learning environments, and supporting social deliberative skills and deep reflective dialogue in online contexts. He is an Associate Editor for Integral Review journal, and has published articles on integral theory as it relates to education, contemplative dialog, leadership, ethics, knowledge building communities, epistemology, and post-metaphysics. Info: www.perspegrity.com, www.tommurray.us, tommurray.us@gmail.com.

Bonnitta Roy

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After graduating from Colby College with a BA in both Biology and Philosophy, she worked under a National Science Foundation Grant first at Princeton University, and then as a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in neurophysics; after which she again turned to philosophy as a graduate student at University of San Francisco. Her professional career is in Landscape Design and Construction. In the non-profit sector, she have worked as a core group leader for a Community Sponsored Agriculture Biodynamic Farm, and participated as the 2005 President and 2003-2006 Director of the National Qigong Association, for whom she served on several standing committees, and also developed the NQA’s member publication “The Journal of Qigong in America.” She is a member of EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and she is Founder/President of EAGLE Foundations, Inc, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create environments that foster the horse-human encounter to facilitate adult learning and awareness. She is a Natural Horsemanship trainer, and compete in 100-mile endurance races as a member of the American Endurance Riding Conference.

Russ Volckmann

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After receiving his PhD at Berkeley in political science, doing his dissertation as a Fulbright Scholar in India, he studied humanistic psychology at Sonoma State University. He practiced as an organization development consultant for 22 years with government agencies, non-profit organizations and various industries, including health care, computer technology, utilities, manufacturing and services. Since 1997 he has focused on executive coaching and hastrained executives as well aspiring business coaches in coaching skills. He coaches CEOs and CxOs in a variety of industries, as well as business owners and independent professionals.

His major interest these days is in integral leadership development. The work he does with executives and teams, as well as his writing and publishing, is focused on this area where theory and practice merge. He believes that we need to shift our paradigm of leadership and that an integral lens offers a powerful approach for doing this. We can develop individual leaders—and that is important—and we must develop leadership as a dynamic process in all of our institutions if we are to meet the challenges in the world of today and tomorrow.

His involvement with ARINA is an opportunity to work with others in bringing transdisciplinary perspectives to the study and development of integral leadership theory and leadership development in various types of organizations and communities.


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