The Development Team
Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Noble is Professor of Consciousness in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at the University of Washington, Bothell (UWB). She is also a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist with more than 20 years of practice focusing on the development of resilience and psycho-spiritual well-being. She has been exploring the relationship of powerful spiritual experiences to psychological growth since 1984; among her books is Riding the Windhorse: Spiritual Intelligence and the Growth of the Self (Hampton Press, 2001). She has also authored books and research articles about the psychology of giftedness, the development of giftedness in women, and the social and emotional effects of early university entrance. Her current research focuses on the transformative effects of studying consciousness from a transdisciplinary and integral perspective on students’ personal and professional lives. She has been a UW faculty member since 1990, first on the Seattle campus where she directed the Robinson Center for Young Scholars, and since 2010 on the Bothell campus where she created and directs the Minor in Consciousness and the Center for Education and Research in Consciousness.
Read Dr. Noble's research paper, "Fostering Spiritual Intelligence". Published in the Advanced Development Journal, the paper discusses the effects and implications studying consciousness has on students in higher education.
Joseph Crotty received his B.A. in Community Psychology from the University of Washington Bothell where he was a student, research assistant and advocate of the Consciousness Program. After experiencing a personal and academic transformation as a result of the now five permanent courses, Joseph co-founded the Consciousness Club to supportively explore the implications of consciousness within the larger student community. As a research assistant, he worked with Professor Noble and four peers to develop a grounded methodology to understand the experiences students had as a result of taking a consciousness course in higher education. Joseph went on to play a significant role in rallying students whose support and demand was the tipping point necessary to pass the Minor in Consciousness at the University despite political hurdles.
In his academic pursuits, Joseph is exploring how the regeneration and re-imagining of human culture can support states of personal and collective consciousness that lead to a deeper sense of connection, fulfillment, and compassion while being able to address the complex challenges of our time. He is currently a core team member of a non-profit called the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, an initiative that utilizes play and altruism as a catalyst for people to better their communities through acts of kindness and service.
Aarshin Karande is a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, earning a degree in media and communication governance. Curious about consciousness and beliefs as a confluence between media and culture, Aarshin is advancing "mindful media" to consider the implications of media and communication practice, production, and policy on public consciousness. An alumnus of the University of Washington Bothell, Aarshin co-founded YantraWare with Andrew Grant Stone in 2014 to explore the dynamics among media, play, and consciousness. Self-described as a “Mindful Media Designer,” Aarshin is an artist, media producer, researcher, and Indian Classical musician by training.
Andrzej Montano is an alumnus of the University of Washington Bothell and co-conspirator toward the creation of the Center for Education and Research in Consciousness. Full bio to follow shortly.
Paul Revis is founder and director of Set Science Free.org (SSF), an organization dedicated to promoting the uninhibited progress of science. SSF’s mission is to unite, echo, and amplify the scientific and academic need for science to progress.
Paul is also co-founder of the Institute for Applied Consciousness Technologies (I-ACT) at conscioustech.com. I-ACT envisions a non-reductionist, consciousness-centric world built upon dignity and respect for self and all life, and strives for the highest level of evolutionary accomplishments of individuals and societies.
A lifetime student, Paul’s role as a scientific analyst revealed a passion that science be founded in open discourse and hard research. His sense of justice was inspired by his father, a missionary, Reverend and civil rights activist in Georgia.
Paul has a passion for film and has served as a field producer and camera operator for national television. He plans to channel his chief passion – investigating the nature of reality - into theme-based film productions and continued activism.
Dr. Yevgeniy (Yev) Marusenko received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University as the 1st graduate from the new Environmental Life Sciences program. He worked at one of the "Greenest" schools, the University of California in Irvine, with focus on collaborative science and integrating disciplines. His ecology research characterized ecosystem responses to human activities as well as connections across microbial-to-regional scales.
As a scholar, Yev has facilitated cross-departmental and multi-university projects that bridge diverse academics including biologists, data scientists, and sociologists. He has developed programs to link knowledge with education and community outreach. He has produced highly-accessed peer-reviewed articles in top journals and received over 20 grants/awards. Currently, Yev is a Growth Marketing Manager at OnTheGrid in Seattle. Having a multi-cultural and non-standard academic experience, Yev brings an entrepreneurial mindset to complement his scientific research, interdisciplinary engagement, and applied practice.
The Advisory Board
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in four APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Kent State University Child Study Center, Kent OH, and the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002), The Mythic Path, 3rd ed. (Energy Psychology Press, 2006), and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (Greenwood, 2007), and co-editor of Healing Tales (Puente, 2007), Healing Stories (Puente, 2007), The Psychological Impact of War on Civilians: An International Perspective (Greenwood, 2003), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (APA, 2000), and many other books. Learn more about his work here.
Dr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world. His most recent book is ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. He lectures around the world. Learn more about his work here.
Allan Combs, PhD, is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist at The California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies. He is interested in states and structures of consciousness and advanced post-conventional personality growth and development. Dr. Combs is the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain, including Conscious Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness; The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Live. Learn more about his work here.
Julia Mossbridge, M.A., Ph.D. is a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), the CEO and Research Director of Mossbridge Institute, LLC, and a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University. She is best known for being the inventor of Choice Compass, which is based on a patent-pending process that helps smartphone users tap into their mind-body connection via their heart rhythms as they contrast two life choices. Her research interest is primarily to understand how time is perceived by the conscious and subconscious minds. This has led her to examine aspects of both cognitive and perceptual timing (e.g. order effects on reading comprehension, perceptual integration across senses), as well as the reverse-temporal effects she analyzed in recent meta-analysis that was covered by ABC News 20/20, Wall Street Journal Ideas Market, Fox News and other mainstream media outlets. Learn more about her work here.
Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES (IONS) and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 250 technical and popular articles, three dozen book chapters, and three books including the award-winning The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner, SUPERNORMAL (Random House, 2013). Learn more about his work here.
Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College. He was then Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. Learn more about his work here.