Resume/Curriculum Vita

Thomas Lombardo, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Future Consciousness, Editor of Future Consciousness Insights (previously Wisdom and the Future), and Professor Emeritus and Retired Faculty Chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future at Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona. He is an Executive Board member and Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation, a special honor given to members who have made a globally recognized original contribution to futures studies. He is also past Director of The Wisdom Page.

A national and internationally recognized researcher, writer, and speaker, he has published nine books and over fifty articles, and given roughly the same number of professional national and international presentations on topics including: the history of scientific and philosophical thought; wisdom, character virtues, and the future of education; future consciousness and contemporary futurist thought; dystopian and utopian thought; theories of the future; the evolution of science fiction; and the future evolution of consciousness and mind.

Dr. Lombardo is an award-winning teacher and educator with over forty years of professional experience in college teaching (online and in-person, graduate and undergraduate); academic curriculum and program development; dean and academic administration; workshop development and facilitation; faculty department chair and clinical mental health supervisor; personal and educational staff development; and writing and publication.

Additionally, he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Futures Studies and reviewer for the Futures journal and has served on the editorial board of the World Future Review. He was also a professional member of the World Future Society, and he is presently a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Additionally, he is an Advisory Board member of The Wisdom Page, Communities of the Future, the Lifeboat Foundation, the Foresight Education and Research Network, and the Acceleration Studies Foundation. He was one of the key early developers of the WFSF Pedagogical Resources in Futures Studies.

Of special note, through an extensive series of publications and presentations, Dr. Lombardo has developed a holistic theory and educational approach for enhancing “future consciousness,” which he defines as ”the total integrative set of psychological abilities, processes, and experiences that humans use to understand and deal with the future.” Synthesizing futurist concepts, philosophical ethics, and theory and research in psychology and wisdom, he has created and taught many workshops and semester-length courses on enhancing this capacity, all of which have received outstanding reviews by attendees.

Together with his wife, Jeanne, Dr. Lombardo has created one of the most informative and well-respected futurist sites on the Web: Center for Future Consciousness. He has developed and taught all the individual components of an integrative and holistic futures education program (twenty-five educational modules) that covers future consciousness, wisdom, and character virtues; evolution and the nature of progress; the future of science, technology, and the environment; contemporary trends and theories of the future; and the future of psychology, education, society, religion, ethics, and culture. Many of the educational modules (as video presentations) can be accessed on the CFC website.

Dr. Lombardo’s books have been praised by numerous world-recognized futurists, and have received laudatory reviews in many journals and professional magazines (including Futura, Futures, Future Survey, Singularity Hub, and Human Futures). His companion volumes The Evolution of Future Consciousness and Contemporary Futurist Thought, published in 2006, have been described as “awesome,” “heroic,” “brilliant,” “encyclopedic,” “a masterpiece,” and “a maturing of future studies.” These volumes provide a detailed psychological study of the human capacity to think about the future and historically trace this capacity from prehistoric to contemporary times. His next books, Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future and Mind Flight: A Journey into the Future, both released in 2011, have been described as “profound, deeply important, and truly remarkable.” The former book brings together many of his published articles on wisdom, future consciousness, ethics and virtue, creativity, and the future evolution of the human mind. Mind Flight chronicles the development of his philosophical and futurist thinking set within a personal and intellectual narrative that spans forty years. His newest books include: Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution, winner of the 2017 Network Book Award, described as a “masterpiece” and “truly breathtaking,” “a deeply wise book for a wise future...challenging us to take our everyday thinking to a whole new epic scale.”; Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future Volume One - Prometheus to the Martians (2018), hailed as a brilliant piece of work” and a must-read in the study both of science fiction and the future;” and The Pursuit of Virtue (2019), "A brilliant, timely, erudite exposure of the shallow, divisive individualism of modern life.” Reviews on the above books can be accessed on the CFC website book section.

Dr. Lombardo assumed directorship responsibility for the Wisdom Page website when its founder, Copthorne Macdonald, passed away in late 2011. From 2012 to 2020, Dr. Lombardo published an online newsletter and journal, Wisdom and the Future, sponsored by both The Wisdom Page and the Center for Future Consciousness, featuring his own editorials essays and numerous contributions from writers and researchers interested in all facets of wisdom and the future. Beginning in 2020, the name of the newsletter was changed to Future Consciousness Insights, with its primary emphasis on the future, future consciousness, and science fiction. 

Dr. Lombardo is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (double-major in psychology and philosophy) and University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in psychology with a minor in philosophy of science) and a graduate fellow of Cornell University, where he studied ecological psychology with the world renowned J.J. Gibson. Over the course of his career, he has served as: Psychology faculty at Indiana University NW, College of DuPage, Rosary College, Central Connecticut State College, and the University of Connecticut; Clinical Therapist at Tri-City Mental Health Center; Chief Psychologist and Educational Director at John Madden Mental Health Center; Professor and Dean of Forest Institute of Professional Psychology; Chair of the Psychology Instructional Council at Maricopa Community Colleges; and Futurist Faculty at the University of Advancing Technology. His first book, published in 1987, The Reciprocity of Perceiver and Environment, was the best-selling volume in Lawrence Erlbaum s Resources in Ecological Psychology, has been translated into Japanese, and has been republished by Routledge Publishing - Psychology Library Editions - in England in March, 2017.

References

  • Erik Overland
    President - World Futures Studies Federation
  • Victor Motti
    Director - World Futures Studies Federation
  • Fabienne Goux-Baudiment
    Former President - World Futures Studies Federation
  • Vernon Smith
    Provost - American Public University System
  • William Halal
    Director - TechCast - Washington, D.C.
  • Timothy Mack
    Former President of the World Future Society
  • Charles Cassidy
    Evidence-Based Wisdom
  • Richard Trowbridge
    The Wisdom Page
  • Richard Slaughter
    Former President – World Futures Studies Federation
  • Jennifer Gidley
    Former President - World Futures Studies Federation
  • Rick Smyre
    Director of Communities of the Future

Publications

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future — Volume Three: Superman to Star Maker. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2021. 

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future — Volume Two: The Time Machine to Metropolis. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2021.

“Teaching Science Fiction as a Lens on the Future,” Human Futures, August, 2021.

“Science Fiction During the Pandemic,” Human Futures, March, 2021.

A Science Fiction Meditation and Postscript on Halloween,” Future Consciousness Insights, Nov 12, 2020.

The Evolution of Intelligence - A Review & Commentary on Richard Yonck's Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe,” Future Consciousness Insights, Oct 21, 2020.

The Darkness Looming on the Horizon,” Future Consciousness Insights, Oct 5, 2020.

The Virtue of Knowledge and the Irresponsibility of Belief,” Future Consciousness Insights, Sept 18, 2020.

Choosing Wisdom,Future Consciousness Insights, Sept 5, 2020.

To Evolve or Not to Evolve?”, Future Consciousness Insights, August 24, 2020.

Anti-Science, Freedom, and Human Hypocrisy,” Future Consciousness Insights, August 17, 2020.

"Make America Great Again?", Future Consciousness Insights, August 11, 2020.

“Growing in Wisdom During the Coronapocalyse,” Human Futures, August, 2020.

Herland: A Classic Utopia from a Women s Point of View” Human Futures, April 2020.

Living the Coronapocalypse as a Character in a Science Fiction NovelWisdom and the Future, April, 2020.

The Pursuit of Virtue” Human Futures, September, 2019.

Science Fiction: Cosmic Consciousness and the Future of Everything” Human Futures, July, 2019.

The Pursuit of Virtue: The Path to a Good Future. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Woodlake Publishing, 2019.

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future, Vol. One: Prometheus to the Martians. Winchester, UK: Changemakers Books, 2018.

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution. Winchester, UK: Changemakers Books, 2017.

“Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution - An Introduction” World Future Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2016.

The Psychology of Future ConsciousnessWisdom and the Future, May, 2016.

“Book Review: Preparing for a World that Doesn?t Exist - Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future by Rick Smyre and Neil Richardson” Wisdom and the Future, May, 2016.

The Evolution of Well-Being and the Good: Part II: A Review of ‘Happiness Donut: A Confucian Critique of Positive Psychology’ by Louise Sundararajan.” Wisdom and the Future, January, 2016.

“Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future,” Journal of Futures Studies, Vol.20, No. 2, December, 2015.

The Evolution of Well-Being and the Good: Part I: A Review of ‘In Search of Coherence: Sketching a Theory of Sustainable Well-Being’ by Timo Hämäläinen” Wisdom and the Future, September 2015.

Superior MindsWisdom and the Future, December, 2014.

“The Future Evolution of Consciousness” World Future Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall, 2014.

“Minds Toward the Future: Evolving the Wise Cyborg” Educause Review, November/December, 2013.

"Consciousness, Cosmic Evolution, and the Technological Singularity" Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, December, 2012.

“Life Journey of a Futurist: Book Review of Wendell Bell’s Memories of the FutureWorld Future Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer, 2012.

MInd Flight: A Journey into the Future. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibrius, 2011.

Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future: Selected Essays. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibrius, 2011.

“Creativity, Wisdom, and Our Evolutionary Future” Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, September, 2011.

“Consciousness and the Physical World: Ontological Reflections on Michael Towsey’s The Emergence of Subtle OrganismJournal of Futures Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, September, 2011.

“Integrative, Holistic, Wisdom-Based Futures Education” in WorldFuture 2011: Moving from Vision to Action (Ed.Cynthia Wagner). Bethesda, Maryland: World Future Society, 2011.

“Educating the Wise Cyborg of the Future” (with Ray Todd Blackwood), On the Horizon, Vol.19, No.2, 2011.

The Rough Guide to the Future by Jon Turney: Book Review” Futures Bulletin, May, 2011.

“The Ecological Cosmology of Consciousness” Journal of Cosmology, Special Issue: “Consciousness and the Universe”, Vol. 14, April-May, 2011.

“Wisdom, Enlightenment, Science, and the Future” in Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth (Ed. Cheryl and Russ Genet). San Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press, 2011.

“Wisdom in the 21st Century: A Theory of Psycho-Social Development” World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 2011.

“Wisdom Facing Forward: What It Means to Have Heightened Future Consciousness” The Futurist, Vol. 44, No. 5, September-October, 2010.

“Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Futures Education” Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 14, No. 4, June, 2010.

“The Wisdom of Future Consciousness” in Innovation and Creativity in a Complex World (Ed. Cynthia Wagner). Bethesda, Maryland: World Future Society, 2009.

“Understanding and Teaching Future Consciousness” On the Horizon, Vol.17, No.2, 2009.

“The Future Evolution of the Ecology of Mind” World Future Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb., 2009.

“Ethical Character Development and Personal and Academic Excellence” The Wisdom Page, April, 2008; Reprinted in Lombardo, Thomas, Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future: Selected Essays, 2011.

“The Evolution and Future Direction of Marriage” (with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo) in WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future Through New Eyes(Ed. Cynthia Wagner). Bethesda, Maryland: World Future Society, 2008.

“Futures Education and the Ideal Future Self-Narrative” Future Times: Learning for Tomorrow, Spring, 2008.

“Philosophy, Wisdom, and the Future” Future Times: Learning for Tomorrow, Winter, 2008.

“The Psychology and Evolution of Future Consciousness” Journal of Futures Studies, Vol.12, No. 1, August, 2007.

“Developing Constructive and Creative Attitudes and Behaviors about the Future: Part IV – Wisdom, Virtues, and the Ideal Future Self-Narrative” in World Futures Studies Federation Futures Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 3, Summer, 2007.

“Wisdom and the Second Enlightenment” in World Futures Studies Federation Futures Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 3, Summer, 2007.

“Time, Future Consciousness, and Personal Responsibility” The Personal Responsibility Handbook, Free Market News Network, Summer, 2007.

“Cosmic Visions of the Future: The Science Fiction of Stephen Baxter” Future Times: Learning for Tomorrow, Vol. 1, No.4, May, 2007.

“Developing Constructive and Creative Attitudes and Behaviors about the Future: Part III – The Self-Narrative, Optimism and Self-Efficacy, and the Evolving Future Self” in World Futures Studies Federation Futures Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 2, March, 2007.

“Developing Constructive and Creative Attitudes and Behaviors about the Future: Part II – Thinking and Imagination” in World Futures Studies Federation Futures Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 1, January, 2007.

“Reflections on Human Civilization: Alternative Realities in Robert Sawyer’s The Neanderthal Parallax” (with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo) Learning for Tomorrow, Vol. 1, No. 3, January, 2007.

“Developing Constructive and Creative Attitudes and Behaviors about the Future: Part I – Deep Learning, Emotion, and Motivation” in World Futures Studies Federation Futures Bulletin, Volume 31, No. 6, November, 2006.

“The Future Worlds of Science Fiction: Simmons’ Hyperion Epic” in Learning for Tomorrow, Vol. 1, No. 2, June, 2006.

The Evolution of Future Consciousness. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2006.

Contemporary Futurist Thought. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2006.

“The Pursuit of Wisdom and the Future of Education” Creating Global Strategies for Humanity's Future. Mack, Timothy C. (Ed.) World Future Society, Bethesda, Maryland, 2006.

“Science Fiction and the Future: Accelerating into the Future” Learning for Tomorrow, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring, 2006.

“Thinking Ahead: The Value of Future Consciousness”, The Futurist, January-February, 2006.

“The Value of Future Consciousness” in Foresight, Innovation, and Strategy Wagner, C. (Ed.) World Future Society, Bethesda, Maryland, 2005.

"Evolving Future Consciousness through the Pursuit of Virtue" (with Jonathon Richter) in Thinking Creatively in Turbulent Times. Didsbury, Howard (Ed.) World Future Society, Bethesda, Maryland, 2004.

The Future of Science, Technology, and the Cosmos. Available Online, 2002.

Doorways to the Future: Theories, Themes, and Principles. Bloomington, Indiana: First Books, 2001.

“2000 Outlook: Philosophy” Ed Cetera: Maricopa Community Colleges, Winter, 2000.

“Purpose and Value of Thinking About the Future” The ABN Report: On Learning, Leadership, and the Future, Volume 7, No. 5, June, 1999.
The Odyssey of the Future, Integrated Studies Textbook, Rio Salado College, 1996.

“The Impact of Information Technology: Learning, Living, and Loving in the Future” Visions: Maricopa Community Colleges, Spring, 1996.

Student Handbook for Activated Learning (with John Arle, Pat Case, and Vernon Smith) Rio Salado College, 1994.

“General Systems Theory and Clinical Psychology” NCSPP Newsletter, Summer, 1990.

The Reciprocity of Perceiver and Environment. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 1987. Translated into Japanese, 2000. Republished London: Routledge/Francis and Taylor, 2017.

Selected Online Videos, Dialogues, Interviews and Podcasts

The Mythology of the Future?” Challenging Paradigm X with Xerxes Voshmgir, August 12, 2021.

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future - Fifteen Videos Covering Ancient Times through the Silver Age: Fall, 2020 through Spring, 2021.

Cosmic Evolution and the Future of HumanityLegalize Freedom, May 19, 2021.

The Purposeful Evolution of Wisdom and Heightened Future Consciousness,” UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit, December 8-12, 2020.

Science Fiction and Our Purposeful Evolution.” Podcast Interview, FuturePod, June 7, 2020.

Coronapocalypse: When Science Fiction Becomes Fact.” Podcast Interview, Legalize Freedom, May 14, 2020.

Evolutionary Mythology/Science Fiction/Religion.” End of the Road Podcast Interviews, February 26, 2020.

Science Fiction and the Distant Futures of Everything” (October 15, 2019 through February 21, 2020) (11 Video Dialogues with Victor Motti).

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the FutureSeeking Delphi Podcast Interview, November 26, 2019.

Better Thinking About the Future with Dr. Tom Lombardo” Podcast Interview, Heroes of Futurism, September 5, 2019.

Science Fiction Shaping Humanity” Podcast Interview, Beyond Reality Radio, June 07, 2019.

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future” Podcast Interview, Legalize Freedom, March 31, 2019.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Human Consciousness” Video Interview, Higher Reality Vision, March 20, 2019.

Purposeful Evolution: Creating an Ethical, Prosperous Future” Interview, Singularity Hub, February 21, 2019.

Futurist Interview: Tom Lombardo and the Future of Science Fiction Some Future Podcast Interview, November 19, 2018.

"Heightening Future Consciousness for Creating A Flourishing Future" Podcast Interview, Foresight Strategies Show, August 23, 2018.

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” Video Presentation, Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, AZ, August 14, 2018.

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” Video Presentation, Association of Professional Futurists Future Festival 2018:

New Thinking Allowed (11 Video Interview/Dialogue Series with Jeffrey Mishlove): November, 2017 through April, 2018 .

  1. Evolutionary Cosmology and Psychology
  2. Consciousness and Reality
  3. YinYang and the Concept of Reciprocity
  4. Thinking about the Future
  5. Apocalyptic Doomsday Thinking
  6. The Good Future
  7. The Wise Cyborg
  8. The Science Fiction of H. G. Wells and Olaf Stapledon
  9. Science Fiction as the Mythology of the Future
  10. Dark Forces and the Nature of Evil
  11. The Future of Humanity

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” Video Presentation, Society of Consciousness Studies Conference, June, 2017.

Age of Reflection Interview with Tom LombardoAge of Reflection, Mojtaba Mousavi, April, 2016.

Psychology of the Future: Introduction” Video Presentation, April 4, 2015.

Contemporary Trends and Theories and Paradigms of the Future” Three-part Video Presentation, January, 2014.

Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future” Three-part Video Presentation, January, 2014.

Psychology of the Future: Flourishing in the Flow of Evolution” Three-part Video Presentation, January, 2014.

Professional Presentations and Workshops

"An Introduction to Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” World Futures Studies Federation Global Conference, Mexico City, September 11-13, 2019.

An Introduction to Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future” World Futures Studies Federation Global Conference, Mexico City, September 11-13, 2019.

Holistic Future Consciousness” Workshop, World Futures Studies Federation Global Conference, Mexico City, September 10, 2019.

Wisdom and the Pathway to the Good Future” Universalist Unitarian Church of Tucson, AZ, June 2, 2019.

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future,” Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, AZ, April 7, 2019.

An Introduction to Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future,” “Science Fiction and Futures Studies,” and The Impact of Evolutionary Thought on Nineteenth Century Science Fiction,” (Three Presentations) World Science Fiction Convention, August, 16-20, 2018, San Jose CA.

Evolving Toward a Wise and Flourishing Future,” Keynote Presentation on Network Book Award 2017, Scientific and Medical Network Annual Meeting, July 7, 2018, Surrey, England.

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful EvolutionHumanist Society of Greater Phoenix, AZ, April, 2018.

“Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” Scientific and Medical Network, London, England, November, 2017.

“Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution,” London Futurists, London, England, November, 2017.
 
“Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution” Society of Consciousness Studies Annual Conference, New Haven, CT, June, 2017.

“Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future - An Introduction” Society of Consciousness Studies Annual Conference, Bethany, CT, June, 2017.

“Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future - Part One: Prometheus to Stapledon’s Star Maker - Part Two: The Gold Age to the Singularity and Beyond” Arizona Chapter of the World Future Society, Scottsdale, AZ, May, 2017 and June, 2017.

“Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future” Professional Workshop World Future Society Annual Convention, San Francisco, July, 2015.

“Science Fiction for Foresight” World Future Society Annual Convention, San Francisco, July, 2015.

“Futures Studies and Science Fiction” World Future Society Annual Convention, San Francisco, July, 2015.

“The Psychology of the Future” Keynote Presentation, International Futures Conference Finland Futures Research Centre , University of Turku, Finland, June, 2015.

“Introduction to Science Fiction” Professional Workshop, Finland Futures Research Centre , University of Turku, Finland, June, 2015.

“Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future” Professional Workshop World Future Society Annual Convention, Orlando, July, 2014.

“The Future Evolution of Consciousness” World Future Society Annual Convention, Orlando, July, 2014.

“The East and the West: Global and Intercultural Perspectives on Wisdom and Enlightenment” World Future Society Annual Convention, Vancouver, July, 2011.

“Educating the Wise Cyborg of the Future” Education Summit, World Future Society Annual Convention, Vancouver, July, 2011.

“Creativity and Innovation for the 21st Century: From Theoretical Vision to Effective Action” (with Linda Groff and Jeanne Lombardo), World Future Society Annual Convention, Vancouver, July, 2011.

“Virtue and Wisdom, Freedom and Self-Responsibility” GED Graduation Speech, Florence State Prison, Florence, Arizona, August, 2010.

“Wisdom, Innovation, and the Future” Keynote Presentation, FM Global Mid-Year Meeting, Boston, July, 2010.

“Integrative Futures Education at the College Level” Education Summit, World Future Society Annual Convention, Boston, July, 2010.

“Whole Person, Whole Planet Education for the Future” (with Linda Groff and Jeanne Belisle Lombardo) World Future Society Annual Convention, Boston, July, 2010.

“Creativity, Innovation, Evolution, and the Future” (with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo and Linda Groff) World Future Society Annual Convention, Chicago, July, 2009.

“The Ethics of the Future” World Future Society Annual Convention, Chicago, July, 2009.

“Wisdom, Enlightenment, and the Future” Conference on Wisdom, Science, and the Future, San Luis Obispo, CA, June, 2009.

“The Future Evolution of the Human Mind” Conference on Wisdom, Science, and the Future, San Luis Obispo, CA, June, 2009.

“Consciousness of the Future and the Future of Consciousness” Workshops, Institute of Applied Neuro-Linguistics, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July, 2008.

“Utopian Visions and Values for the Future” (with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo) World Future Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., July, 2008.

“The Future Evolution of Humanity, Consciousness, and the Human Mind” World Future Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., July, 2008.

“Evolving Future Consciousness: Professional Workshop” World Future Society Annual Conventions, 2007, 2008, 2009.

“Ethical Character Development and Personal and Academic Excellence” Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina, February, 2008.

“The Future of Psychology and the Psychology of the Future” Keynote Address, New Mexico Psychological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November, 2007.

“The Evolution and Future Direction of Marriage” (with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo) World Future Society Annual Convention, Minneapolis, July, 2007.

“Enhancing Future Consciousness” (with Jonathon Richter) World Future Society Annual Convention, Minneapolis, July, 2007.

“The Second Enlightenment: Wisdom and Heightened Future Consciousness” Second Enlightenment Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, March, 2007.

“The Future of Science, Spirituality, and Religion” World Future Society Annual Convention, Toronto, July, 2006.

“Wisdom and the Future of Education” World Future Society Annual Convention, Toronto, July, 2006.

“Evolving Future Consciousness” American Association of Community Colleges Convention, Long Beach, April, 2006.  

“Evolving the Mind: The Future of Psychology” Los Angeles Future Salon, UCLA, June, 2005.

“Science Fiction as the Mythology of the Future” Contact Conference, NASA, Ames, California, April, 2005 and World Future Society Annual Convention, Chicago, July, 2005.

“Conscious Consumerism” Maricopa Wellness Program, Rio Salado College, April, 2005.

“The Pursuit of Wisdom and the Future of Education” The School for the Future, King William College, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, March, 2005.

“Ethics and Values in Higher Education” MAT Annual Conference, Maricopa Community Colleges, March, 2005.

“Developing Future Consciousness” World Future Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., 2004.

“Science Fiction and the Study of the Future” World Future Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., 2004.

“Evolving Future Consciousness” World Future Society Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2003.

“The Future Evolution of Mind and Self” World Future Society Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, July, 2000.

“Integrative and Holistic Education within a Futures Framework” World Future Society Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, July, 2000.
“Creating the Future” Phoenix Leadership Development Council, September, 1999.

“Futures Education and the Future of Education” COTF Conferences on Futures Education, Rock Hill, South Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina, September and November, 1999.

“Futures Education" World Future Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., 1999.

"The Human-Techno Mix: The Future of Education" Sedona Conference on Media, Education, and the Future II, Sedona, Arizona, April, 1999.

“Introduction to the Odyssey of the Future” Opening Plenary Address - Sedona Conference on Media, Education, and the Future, Sedona, Arizona, April,1998.

“Unity, Diversity, and the Evolution of a Global Society” Sedona Conference on Media, Education, and the Future, Sedona, Arizona, April,1998.

“Religion, Spirituality, and the Metaphysics of the Future” Sedona Conference on Media, Education, and the Future, Sedona, Arizona, April,1998.

“Integrative Education for the Contemporary and Future World: The PASS Program at Rio Salado Community College” International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, Texas, 1996.