Jeanne Belisle Lombardo


Professional Experience

Writer and Editor: 2004 - Present

  • Authored Backbone: A Journey from Refugee to Neurosurgeon, the memoirs of a prominent spinal neurosurgeon (2013-14), and created content for author’s website.
  • Co-authored with Tom Lombardo, Ph.D. Mind Flight: A Journey into the Future (Xlibris 2011).
  • Have edited all of Tom Lombardo’s books, including the popular futures resources, The Evolution of Future Consciousness and Contemporary Futurist Thought (Author House 2006), as well as the Center for Future Consciousness and Wisdom Page Updates newsletters.
  • Have edited over 50 articles that have appeared in the following journals: Journal of Futures Studies; World Future Review; On the Horizon; World Future Society Conferenceannual anthologies; Futures Bulletin; World Affairs; The Futurist; Journal of Cosmology; Mother Pelican: The Journal of Sustainability; and Future Times.
  • Have edited the website content and created brouchures and fliers for the Center for Future Consciousness.
  • Edited the website content, brochure, and catalogue, and ensured that the text conformed to standard English usage (in this case British usage) for French futurist Fabienne Goux-Batiment’s MFA in Foresight and Innovation project at the University of Angers.
  • Have contributed articles and book reviews to educational journals and online magazines; recently published in the anthology Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth (Collins Foundation Press 2012).
  • Editor of the Diversity newsletter for the Maricopa Community Colleges from 2004-2006; contributed articles to Rio Salado College newsletter.

Co-founder/Co-director—Center for Future Consciousness: July 2008 - Present
Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Collaborate with Tom Lombardo Ph.D. in the development of educational center that offers programs, seminars, and presentations on a range of topics within the context of the future.
  • Facilitate writing section of selected workshops.
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and events and deliver presentations.
  • Design and create marketing materials.
  • Collaborate on development of website and contribute articles with Humanities content.

Adjunct Faculty in Humanities Topics: September 2009 - April 2010
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, Arizona

Assistant Director Community Partnerships/Program Director: March 2010 – February 2013 
Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona

Learning Facilitator Employee Services: October 2006 – May 2008
Rio Salado College, Tempe Arizona

Program Coordinator: August 1999 –October 2006
Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona

Program Advisor: April 1999 –August 1999
Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona

Program Services Associate: December 1998 – May 1999
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix , Arizona

International English Language Teacher: April 1988 – December 1998
Kyushu, Tokyo, Paris, Phoenix Arizona

ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher: June 1981 – March 1988
Cambria English Institute, Los Angeles, California

  • Taught all levels of a year-long TOEFL Preparation program for international students wishing to prepare


Master in Interdisciplinary Humanities
California State University, Dominguez Hills
May 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Latin American Studies
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
August 1978

Private Study in Humanities Areas
Ballet, Dance, Dance History with Carmelita Maracci, Los Angeles, CA, 1981-1988
Japanese Language and Culture, Beppu and Tokyo, Japan, 1988-1992
French Language and Culture, Paris France, 1995-1997

Professional Associations

World Future Society; AZ Chapter of the World Future Society; HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory); Speaker with the Arizona Humanities Council (2011-12); formerly involved with COABE (Commission of Adult Basic Education), TESOL (Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language), and NELRC (New England Literacy Resource Center) College Transitions Network.

Selected Publications