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Peter Bishop, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Bishop is an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Coordinator of the graduate program in Futures Studies at the University of Houston where he specializes in techniques for long term forecasting and planning. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups to develop scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Waitt Family Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston's Future. Dr. Bishop is also a founding board member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and he is President of his own firm, Strategic Foresight and Development, which offers education and training in futures thinking and techniques to the corporate market.   He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University and his bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Louis University, where he also studied mathematics and physics.

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Peter S. Bowen

In 2004, Peter Bowen became the first lay president of Servite High School in Anaheim CA.  As the chief executive officer, Mr. Bowen has overall responsibility for the school’s leadership and its strategic vision, business practices, information technology and facilities.  He previously held the position of ethics officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was responsible for creating the first public education ethics program.  Mr. Bowen has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and North Carolina State University.  He served 11 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and is currently a Marine Corps Reserve.  An expert on ethics, leadership and culture, Mr. Bowen has been a guest on national television and radio shows, published papers, and been a featured speaker at academic and professional conferences.  He received his M.A. from Duke University and his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

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Sandy Boyd, Ed.D.

Dr. Sandy Boyd is a Professor at The College of Marin in Kentfield, California, where she teaches in the disciplines of Administration of Justice, Education, Social Science and Business. She recently retired as a reserve police officer for San Rafael Police Department after almost 25 years. Since 2000, Dr. Boyd has been a consulting associate with Joe Brann and Associates, a national firm that provides assistance to public sector agencies in the areas of community problem solving, policy development, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning and implementation and transition management. She also is the president of her own consulting firm, Seven Point Partners. Dr. Boyd is a charter member of The Futures Working Group, a collaboration that began in February 2002 between the FBI and the Society of Police Futurists International. Dr. Boyd has an Associate's Degree in Criminology from City College of San Francisco; a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento; a Master's Degree in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Sonoma State University; and a Doctoral Degree in Education with emphasis in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.

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Tamara Carleton, Ph.D.

Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., is CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board LLC, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation. Clients have included Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Samsung, SAP, Tekes, and Volvo Construction Equipment. She oversees the Sugar Network, a global innovation network of academic institutions collaborating with companies to solve challenging, real-world problems.

Carleton has served as an Innovation Fellow with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as a Fellow with the Foundation for Enterprise Development, and also as a Fellow for the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium.

In addition, Carleton teaches organizational innovation and foresight strategy in Stanford University’s School of Engineering executive education program. Drawing on her business experience, Carleton’s research agenda focuses on industry innovation, particularly issues related to technical visionary leadership, innovation culture, regional innovation, and foresight strategy. This work builds on her pioneering study of the innovation practices of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Jeff Colvin

Jeff Colvin has over 20 years in management consulting and training experience delivering value to clients in diverse industries around the world ranging from startups in Silicon Valley (his home) to Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and others around the world. He focuses on Strategic Execution for Individuals and Teams that translate strategy to results.
Jeff had run his own start up consulting practice in Silicon Valley before joining the program at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development to train advanced project management and strategy execution workshops.   He has recently delivered a course called Leadership for Collaborative Success for Stanford Continuing Studies to rave reviews and had revitalized his business to support the design development, and delivery of strategic results for you, your team and your organization; D3Strategy, LLC. Jeff holds an MBA from UC Davis/CSU Stanislaus.

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Chris Dreisbach, Ph.D.

A college professor since 1980, Christopher Dreisbach is chair of the Department of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is Professor of Moral Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University. He is also a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He received his M.A. degree in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His book Ethics in Criminal Justice is forthcoming from McGraw-Hill, and his book The Moral Dimensions of Art in the Thought of R. G. Collingwood is forthcoming from Susquehanna University Press.

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Iris Firstenberg, PhD

Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles and Adjunct Professor of Management at the UCLA Anderson School. She teaches courses on problem solving, decision making, and innovative thinking in both the psychology department and MBA programs. In UCLA Anderson Executive Education programs, Dr. Firstenberg has taught for many years and is consistently one of the most highly rated instructors. Dr.Firstenberg also teaches seminars on creativity and innovation for a wide variety of organizations, including Amgen, Toyota, Sony Pictures, Johnson and Johnson, Times Mirror, SHRM, Braille Institute, LAPD, Los Alamos National Labs, Northrop Grumman, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Raytheon, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Bell-Carter Foods, Boeing, Symantec, Edison, DirecTV, NASA, and others. Dr. Firstenberg has written articles and papers on thinking strategies, problem solving, and innovation, and is co-author, with Professor Moshe Rubinstein, of two books: Patterns of Problem Solving (Prentice Hall, 1995) and The Minding Organization (John Wiley and Sons, 1999). Professor Firstenberg and Professor Rubinstein have also created and developed a program entitled "Integrated Innovative Thinking Teams". Many organizations have successfully implemented the process to more effectively transform creative ideas into business solutions. Dr. Firstenberg is the recipient of the 2002 UCLA Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Garry Golden

Garry Golden is an academically trained Futurist (MS Futures Studies) who speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century.  Garry received his Master’s Degree from the University of Houston Futures Studies program (M.S.), and is a past member on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).

Private Sector clients include: Accenture Operations, AMEX, Alliant Energy, Boston Scientific, CVS Aetna, Dell, Direct Energy, Disney, EA Sports, Fidelity, Goodyear Tire, Hartford Insurance Group, Microsoft (Bing/Cortana), Navigant, PGIM (Prudential Real Estate), S&P Capital IQ, Symetra Insurance, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Reliant Energy, US Patent + Trademark Office, Verizon Wireless and Xcel Energy.

Civic-Culture clients have included: AARP, American Alliance of Museums, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), Art Institutes (Education Management Corp), Brooklyn College, California Association of Museums, Cultural Alliance of Philadelphia, Denver Public Library, Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Kennedy Center Very Special Arts, NYC Arts Education Roundtable, Museum of Russian Icons, Ohio Library Council, OCLC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Walker Arts Center.

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Rodrigo Nieto Gomez

Research Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Expertise: Geopolitics, Strategy, Mexico, Innovation, North America
Education: Paris University, PhD in Geopolitics and Homeland Security

Dr. Nieto-Gomez works as research professor at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and at the National Security Affairs (NSA) Department of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  His research takes place at the intersection of the accelerating pace of innovation and security, safety and defense policies. In particular, He studies how the government can adapt in a more effective way to counter the deviant innovation capacities of criminal organizations, and has managed projects to create Information Technology tools to better prepare decision makers when confronted by adversarial innovation.  With more than a decade of experience working on the geostrategic implications of deviant innovation for the American territories, he is a subject matter expert on the geopolitics of North America and border management.

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Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison, the course manager for the California Law Enforcement Command College, has been a facilitator and instructor in educational and public safety settings for more than 21 years.  He served more than 30 years as a peace officer, completing his career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant for leadership development, strategic planning and instructor development. In 2006, Bob completed a two-year fellowship at California Peace Officer Standards and Training after implementing instructional skills development training for the state’s 3,500 academy instructors. 

Bob is currently working to complete a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford’s Business School; he also holds two Masters Degrees from American Universities. He was the 1993-94 Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2014-2015 “Futurist in Residence” in their Behavioral Sciences Unit. 

Bob is extensively published in police and educational journals. His latest article was published in January 2015 in Police Chief magazine, entitled Forrester’s Rules for Organizational Change. In 2014, he appeared in the FBI’s National Academy Associates Magazine, and also published Police Training 2032 - A Retrospective in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin. This article meant that Bob is the only author to ever have published a science fiction article for the FBI. 

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Andy Hines, PhD

Dr. Andy Hines is Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies, bringing together the experience he earned as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist. He is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight.  Before that, he was Managing Director of Social Technologies/Innovaro, and served as an Adjunct Professor with the university since 2004. Hines enjoyed earlier careers as a consulting and organizational futurist. He was a partner with Coates and Jarratt, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm that specialized in the study of the future. He was also Futurist and Senior Ideation Leader at Dow Chemical with a mission of using futures tools and knowledge to turn ideas into new business opportunities. Before that, Hines established and ran the Global Trends Program for the Kellogg Company.

Andy has authored five books – the just-released Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape (No Limits Publishing, 2011); Thinking About the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (Social Technologies, 2007); 2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society (Oak Hill, 1997); and Managing Your Future as an Association (ASAE, 1994). He has also authored dozens of articles, speeches, and workshops, including the 2003 Emerald Literati Awards’ Outstanding Paper accolade for best article published in Foresight for “An Audit for Organizational Futurists” and the 2008 award for “Scenarios: The State of the Art.”

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Kirk Lesh, Ph.D

Kirk M. Lesh, Ph.D, is a Senior Economist at the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF). A member of the CLU faculty, Lesh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in CLU’s School of Business. Along with two other economists in CERF, he has helped launch CLU’s new master of science in economics program. Prior to his work at CLU, Lesh was the Real Estate Economist at the Economic Forecast Project at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he prepared and presented annual real estate forecasts for several communities in central California. Lesh has served as a consultant to several businesses and organizations, including Santa Barbara County and NAI Capital, Inc. His work at CLU and University of California, Santa Barbara has given him the opportunity to speak at numerous seminars throughout the state, and he is often quoted in periodicals as an expert in real estate economics. Lesh has worked as a manager of finance for several companies in Orange County, where he helped merge two large companies, created a new financial reporting system, and secured a second public offering. Lesh is currently completing his doctorate at UCSB. He earned his Ph.D from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 2000 and holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Cid Martinez

Cid Martinez is. Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego. He earned his BA. MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He is author of the book The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules: Latinos and African Americans in South Los Angeles, published by New York University Press. The book moves beyond traditional black and white paradigms of urban poverty and violence and introduces a new conceptual framework for understanding how Latinos have transformed the black ghetto. Based on in-depth ethnography, Martinez introduces the concept of alternative governance to understand how the coexistence of black and brown urban poverty in South Los Angeles shapes how residents respond to some of the most violent neighborhoods in America. His newest book manuscript, tentatively entitled Cops and Clergy: Legitimacy, Trust and Violence Reduction, builds on previous research by exploring how perceived legitimacy of local clergy can be leveraged by law enforcement to reduce violence. It draws on more than two years of ethnographic field data with a Northern California community policing program, which operates as a partnership between members of the police department’s gang unit and local clergy. The program is designed to increase trust between police and residents in mostly poor black and Latino neighborhoods. 

Dr. Martinez’s current research is an ethnographic study that examines the relationship between urban poverty, policing and gun violence in California. Dr. Martinez has evaluated community policing programs, in Northern California and Southern California, with a focus on gang intervention, violence reduction and trust building.

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Eric Meade

Eric Meade (M.B.A., INSEAD) is president of the Whole Mind Strategy Group, and a futurist and consultant to foundations and nonprofits. His past clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the VA Office of Rural Health, Oxfam America, and the Open Government Partnership. He has published articles on poverty and development and has served on the Board of Directors of global development NGO Counterpart International. Previously he served as a nuclear submarine officer and started up the China sourcing office of toymaker Melissa & Doug, Inc.

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Katharina (Kat) Pick

iPhD, Organizational Behavior, Harvard University

Dr. Katharina Pick came to the Drucker School of Management from Harvard University, where she received her PhD in Organizational Behavior. Her research examines the internal group dynamics of corporate boards of directors with a particular focus on the psychology of board membership, speaking-up behavior, and board process in decision making and conflict resolution. Recently, she has written on the subject of boardroom dynamics and board leadership. Other research interests include gender and leadership, role negotiation and social identity in high-status groups, and sense-making and diffusion of deviant organizational behavior.
She teaches MBA courses on women in leadership, organizational behavior and theory, and teams. Outside of work, Pick is an avid tennis player and enjoys travel, playing guitar, film, and live music.

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Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D.

PhD Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

Joseph Schafer is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Public Health and Social Justice at St. Louis University. He is also a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Schafer conducts workshops on leadership, organizational change and the future of policing for professional audience in addition to his academic courses taught. He is the author of more than 50 research articles, and is the author or editor of a number of white papers and books, including Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing, and The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Leaders and Managers. He also currently serves as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).


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Laura Schlehuber

Laura Schlehuber is the Foresight Research Program Manager for the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. As a futurist, Laura is passionate about telling plausible and provocative stories about the future that inspire people to action. Laura started her professional career at Ernst & Young (EY) as an actuary – a good fit for a double major in Mathematics and Statistics.  After spending 10 years in EY’s People Advisory Services consulting practice and having earned a Masters in Foresight from the University of Houston, Laura co-founded and designed the Foresight and Breakthrough Innovation practice at an innovation consulting firm focusing on consumer product goods and retail.
Now as an independent consultant, Laura converts foresights into strategic opportunities and action.  She is passionate about including intimacy, vulnerability, mental wellness and emotional intelligence in her analyses and forecasts.

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Russ Schoen

Russ is a facilitator, speaker and trainer in creativity, innovation, and change leadership. He has delivered programs worldwide including programs in Singapore, Italy, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the US.
Russ holds a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a contributing professor at the Center for Studies in Creativity where he teaches graduate courses in facilitating creative process. He holds certifications in a number of additional training programs including Polarity Management and Emotional Intelligence.
Russ spends his free time in Chicago improvising and practicing Aikido.

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John M. Smart

John M. Smart is president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit community for analysis and scholarship in issues and technologies of accelerating change. He co-produces Accelerating Change, a periodic technology futures conference in the San Francisco Bay Area; edits ASF's newsletter, Accelerating Times; and teaches undergraduate and professional courses in Foresight Development. John holds a B.S. in Business from University of California Berkeley, an M.S. in Futures Studies from the University of Houston, and has done post baccalaureate coursework in biological, medical, cognitive, computer and physical sciences at UC San Diego.

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Mark Spencer, Ph.D.

Mark Spencer is a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley and a Senior Program Manager with StopWaste.Org, overseeing the K-12 curriculum and waste prevention education programs.  Mark has a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Environmental Science,  Policy and Management and has taught a wide range of environmental science courses from Analysis of Environmental Data to Climate Change Education.  Mark currently teaches science education with U.C. Berkeley's Cal Teach program.

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Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

Zheng Wang is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of the California State University, Long Beach.  He is an expert in many types of forensic investigative techniques, as well as in Asian gangs/organized crime groups that engage in transnational crimes.  In the U.S., he completed over 70 credit hours of intermediate forensic science work in several certificate programs. He also finished advanced courses offered by the International Association for Identification on bloodstain patterns, digital photography, lifting fingerprints from textured surfaces, casting techniques using Microsil, and forensic light sources. As a result of his education and experience, he was certified by the International Association for Identification as a lifetime member.  His research interests include Asian Gangs, Transnational Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Digital Fingerprint Comparison, Digital Processing of Firearm Evidence, and Digital Comparison of Handwriting.  He joined the China Criminal Police University in 1982 and worked in Service Courses, Criminal Investigation, and Criminalistics Departments until 1989. As a uniformed faculty member, he completed police training courses in fingerprinting, firearms, trace evidence, and questioned document examinations. His experience also included two years as a lab technician at the University.  Dr. Wang obtained his Ph.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.P.A from Northern Michigan University, and his B.A. from Liaoning Normal University in China.

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Paul Zak

Paul J. Zak discovered neurologic mechanisms that enable cooperation and trust, and these mechanisms have been used by the World Bank to stimulate prosperity in developing countries and by businesses to enhance economic performance. Zak is a professor of economic sciences, psychology, and management in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Politics & Economics.
Zak was one of the first scientists to integrate neuroscience and economics into a new discipline: neuroeconomics. His research has identified the brain processes that support such virtuous behaviors as trustworthiness, generosity, and sacrifice, as well as those whose absence leads to evil, vice, and conflict. He uses these results to increase flourishing by individuals, organizations, and societies.
After receiving his BA in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, Zak completed his doctorate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Zak has taught at Caltech, Arizona State University, UC Riverside, and USC Law. At CGU, Zak directs the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies in addition to his teaching roles.