USA Foresight Professionals

Foresight Professionals by State

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First Line: Name with link to bio, Title (if any), Institution (if any), Location(s), and Email (if public).
Second Line: Brief description (two lines maximum, thanks) of foresight specialties and interests, as far as you know them. 


Alpha by state, alpha order by last name under each state.

Alabama (AL)
Ted Hailes, Deputy Director, Center for Strategy and Technology, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL USA
National security, defense, and air force foresight. Models and methods for evaluating alt. air force R&D options under uncertainty.
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Brad Allenby, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Roger Caldwell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Brian Harris, University of Advancing Technology, Phoenix, AZ USA
Tom Lombardo, Rio Salado Community College, Tempe, AZ USA
Reed RinerNorthern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ USA
John Smart, Acceleration Studies Foundation, Mountain View, CA USA
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Walter T. Anderson, World Academy of Art and Science, San Francisco, CA
Henrik Bennetsen, Director of Technology, Stanford Humanities Lab, Director, Metaverse U, Stanford U, Palo Alto, CA USA (email)
Creativity, community in online spaces. Metaverse, Second Life. Music and tech. MSc in Media Tech & Games, Aalborg U, Denmark.
Harry Blount, CEO, Blount Ventures.
Mr. Blount serves on the Nat'l Academy of Science Committee for Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies. Blount Ventures does foresight consulting and emerging tech investing.
Stewart Brand, Long Now Foundation, San Francisco, CA USA
David Brin, Acclaimed Science Fiction Author and Futurist, San Diego, CA USA (email)
Physicist, polymath. Public speaker. Interests: social change, openness, innov., philanth, SETI. Author: The Transparent Society

Lonny J Avi Brooks, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA USA
Professor of Comm.. IFTF and Futures-Related PhD. Future of Cyberculture. Ethnographic futures. Social Study of Sci&Tech (STS).
James CantonInstitute for Global Futures, San Francisco, CA USA (email)
Future trends, health care, life sciences, energy, security, climate change, globalization.
Jamais CascioOpen the Future, East Bay, CA USA (email)
Urban design, climate science, renewable energy, open source models, emerging technologies, social networks.
Cesar Castro, CEO, DiscoveryCast (Ideation Platform), Blog, Open Innovation, San Francisco, CA USA
Leader in open innovation metrics, and deveoper of open innovation ideation platforms for business. Former Dir. of Tech Research, Inst. for the Future (IFTF).
David Clemens, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA USA
William Cockayne, Director, Stanford Center for Critical Foresight, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA (email)
Ed: Mech. engrg, design, comp. science. L-R planning, foresight, innovation. Fdr, Change Resrch. Affil., IFTF. Author: Mobile Agents.

Jeff ColeUniversity of Southern California, CA USA

Bruce Cordell, Dean of Natural Sciences, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA USA (email)
Runs the Center for the Future at Fullerton College. PhD, Planetary and Space Physics. Research: Mars missions, space coloniz.

J. Bradford DeLong, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
James Dewar, RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA USA

Linda GroffCalifornia State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA USA
Nelson R. Kellogg, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA USA
Robert J. Lempert, RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA USA
Gilman Louie, Chair, Forecasting Emerging Disruptive Technologies Committee, US National Academies Project 2009-2010.
Founder, In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital firm. Technology venture capitalist, former game designer.
Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Fdn for Conscious Evolution, Santa Barbara, CA USA
Burt Nanus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Sorel Reisman, Prof. of Info Systems and Decision Sciences, CSU Fullerton. Director, Merlot.org, Newport Beach CA USA (email)
Info systems, knowledge mgmt. Author: Electronic Learning Communities, 2003
 Merlot.org is a platform for online learning materials. 
Paul SaffoStanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA
Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network, Emeryville, CA USA
Gary W. Small, Director, UCLA Center on Aging, Memory and Aging Research Center, UCLA School of Medicine
Leading aging researcher, devel. of the first brain scan to detect early brain aging and Alzheimers. Author, iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, 2008
Gregory Stock, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA USA
Paul J.H. Schoemaker, CEO, Decision Strategies International
Leading author and strategist on decision theory, strategic foresight, emerging technologies, uncertainty management.
Melanie SwanMS Futures Group, Palo Alto, CA USA
Philip Tetlock, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
Len Troncale, Cal State University, Pomona, CA USA (Secondary FS)

Emeritus scholar of systems science, systems thinking, and systems biology. A systems science pioneer.

Sim Van Der Ryn, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
Pioneer of sustainable architecture. Created the Integral Urban House, 1973. Founder, Ecological Design Institute.

Colorado (CO)
Barry HughesUniversity of Denver, Denver, CO USA
Christopher Jones, NeoFutures, Grand Junction, CO USA
Connecticut (CT)
Wendell Bell, Yale University, New Haven,CT (Emeritus or Retired)
James Hughes, Trinity College, Hartford, CT USA
Wendell Wallach, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA. Machine ethics and morality.
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Leon Fuerth, President, Project on Forward Engagement, Washington, DC USA
Bringing Anticipatory Governance to US Strategy and Policymaking.
Jerry Glenn, The Millennium Project, Washington, DC USA
Ted Gordon, The Millennium Project, Washington, DC USA
Bill Halal, George Washington University, Washington, DC USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Jennifer JarrattLeading Futurists LLC, Washington, DC USA
Lane Jennings, World Future Society, Washington, DC USA

Timothy Mack, President, World Future Society, Washington, DC USA
John B. MahaffieLeading Futurists LLC, Washington, DC USA
David RejeskiWoodrow Wilson Intnat'l Ctr for Scholars, Washington DC USA
David Stein, WFS FutureTakes, Washington, DC USA
Cindy Wagner, World Future Society, Washington, DC USA
Florida (FL)
Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media, St. Augustine, FL USA
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Stuart Candy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI USA
Jim DatorUniversity of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI USA
Jake Dunagan, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI USA
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
James Gunn, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS USA
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)

Michael Marien, WFS Future Survey, Bethesda, MD USA
Robert UlanowiczUniversity of Maryland, College Park, MD USA (Secondary FS)
Theoretical biology. Studies ecosystem dynamics in quant. and quasipredictive ways that can be broadly applied to social systems.
Massachusetts (MA)
John Palfrey, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard U, Cambridge, MA. 
Scholar of internet law. Coined the term "digital native." Author, Born Digital, 2008.

Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Lab, Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Boston, MA. 
Author, Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age. Developer, Programmable Bricks.

Steve Steele, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold MA USA
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Art Harkins, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
Sam ColeSUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA
Garry Golden, HoustonMS Futures Studies Graduate, Brooklyn, NY USA
Susantha Goonatilake, New School for Social Research, New York, NY USA

Ernest SternbergSUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA
Ohio (OH)
Jeff CammUniversity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USA
Martin LevyUniversity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USA
Oregon (OR)
Hal Linstone, Portland State University, Portland, OR USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Jonathon Richter, Research Associate, Center for Advanced Tech in Education (CATE), U. of Oregon, Eugene, OR USA (email)
Running an 
SL project at Merlot.org. Int: vPortfolios, Virtual learning (Second Life, etc.), Web 2.0, Serious Games, Sustainability.
Pennsylvania (PA)
J. Scott ArmstrongUniversity of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA
Forecasting, Statistics, Long-Range Planning, Probabilistic Prediction
Art Shostak, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Don BeckCenter for Human Emergence, DentonTX
Peter Bishop, University of Houston, Houston, TX USA (email)
Futures education, futures methods, futures consulting. Dr. Bishop runs the oldest MS program in futures in the world (started 1975).
Terry Grim, University of Houston, Houston, TX USA
Andy Hines, University of Houston, Houston, TX USA
Oliver Markley, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX USA (Emeritus or Retired)
Max More, Extropy Institute Chairman, Austin TX USA
Natasha Vita-More, Extropy Institute, philosopher of transhumanism, Austin, TX USA
Verne WheelwrightPersonal Futures Network, Harlingen, TX USA. Personal futures.
Cindy Frewen-Wuellner, University of Houston, Houston, TX USA

Utah (UT)
Margaret Wheatley.Founder, Berkana InstituteProvo, UT. 
Complex systems, sustainability, and leadership and community development. 
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Clem Bezold, Founder and Chairman, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA USA (email)
Alternative futures, horizon scanning, scenario development, health care futures.

Jay Gary, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA USA
Robin HansonGeorge Mason University, Fairfax, VA USA
Gary Marx, President, Center for Public Outreach, Vienna, VA USA (email)
Futures education, communication, community, democracy consulting. Author: Ten Trends, Sixteen Trends, Future-Focused Leadership.

Jonathan Peck, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA USA
John Petersen, The Arlington Institute, Alexandria, Virginia USA
Marsha Rhea, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA USA
Bruce Snyder, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA USA
Washington (WA)
Mark Anderson, CEO, Strategic News Service, San Juan Island, WA USA
Founder, WA Tech Industry Assn "Fast Pitch" investor forum. Dir, Future in Review (FiRe) Conferences., and FiRe Global Events. Major futurist.
Brenda Cooper, Sci-Fi Author; Contributor, Futurist.com Kirkland, WA USA
Accomplished science fiction writer, futurist, IT professional. Interest in sociocultural futures. Author, Wings of Creation, 2009, many other titles. 
Leo Dirac, Futurist, Entrepreneur, Transhumanist philosopher. Seattle, WA
Rob Gardiner, Transhumanist, Writer. Organizer of Seattle Transhumanism meetup group.
Glen Hiemstra, Dir, Futurist.com, Kirkland, WA USA
Leading futurist, speaker, consultant, blogger. Runs the excellent destination site, Futurist.com
Eric Horvitz, Researcher, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA USA
Leading Artificial Intelligence researcher. Convened a Conference at MS on Killer Robots/Friendly AI in 2009.
Gina Miller, Futurist and artist. nanoindustries.com and nanogirl.com. Seattle, WA
Chuck Murry, Co-Dir, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
Pathologist, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Expert. Articulate and passionate about the future of regenerative medicine.
Nathan Mhyrvold, CEO, Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA USA
Former CTO, Microsoft. Intellectual Ventures is a "genius shop" developing Patent Portfolios and doing Exponential Technology investments.
Rick Rashid, Senior VP, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA USA
Rick coordinates 850 IT researchers. Largest corporate IT R&D institution in the US. Very future oriented speaker.
Siva Sankrithi, Lakeside School and RSV Invention and Creation Enterprises, Seattle, WA USA

Teaches Math, Chess, and Music at Lakeside HS. Interested in foresight education at the HS level.
Sparky Toews, Webmaster, Futurist Now, Seattle, WA USA
Blogger passionate about technology, photography, and the advancement of human kind. Skilz: software testing, developer, recruiter, project manager.

Jan Vandenbos, Founder, Seattle PNW Future Salon, Seattle, WA USA
Jan runs the PNW Future Salon. Interests include space, energy, solar power, anti aging research, social media.
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)



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