Center for Process Studies Board
Catherine Keller is the George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. She teaches courses in process, political, and ecological theology, and practices theology as a relation between ancient hints of ultimacy and current matters of urgency. Within and beyond Christian conversation, she has mobilized the transdisciplinary potential of feminist, philosophical, and pluralist intersections with religion. Her books include Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances, Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public, Intercarnations: On the Possibility of Theology, and Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement.
Dan Dombrowski is an American philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at Seattle University. Since 2009 he has served as Editor of the journal Process Studies, and is a past president of the Metaphysical Society of America (2018–19). Dan has authored more than twenty books and over 200 articles in scholarly journals in philosophy, theology, classics, and literature. His main areas of intellectual interest are history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, and Christian ethics. Dombrowski is widely considered a leading expert on the philosophy of Charles Hartshorne. In 2016, he was described as “the most important and prolific Hartshornean today”.
Fubin Yang is a professor and dean of School of Law and Politics in Beijing International Studies University (BISU). He teaches Process Philosophy of Whitehead and Legal Philosophy and other subjects and from 2004 is particularly interested in Whiteheadian Process Philosophy and Tourism and Travel Law research. He is also the director of Center for Tourism and Travel Law in BISU and the chief-editor of Treatise of Tourism and Travel Law (series in Chinese). He received his PhD in Renmin University and has been an exchange researcher in Claremont Graduate University in Los Anglos from 2009. and was also the co-host of the 20th International Conference of IFTTA in 2008 in Beijing. Fubin is one of the best known translators of Whitehead’s works into Chinese.
Gunna Jung is an ecological economist and professor emeritus at Hanshin University. He is one of the founders of EcoCiv Korea, a non-profit that works with partners in South Korea and around the world to promote a new paradigm for ecological civilization. A former visiting scholar of CPS, and member of the United Nations Harmony with Nature Project, Gunna has served as the director of the ‘Seoul International conference for Transition City’ hosted by Seoul Metropolitan City for four years. His recent work has involved the integration of process principles into Korean social & economic policies, having completed a Happiness Index as a Genuine Progress Index (GPI) for 16 local governments in Korea, and work on the ecological transition education initiative of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education
Jay McDaniel is professor emeritus of Religious Studies at Hendrix College in Arkansas, and founder of the website Open Horizons, which focuses on exploring a process outlook on life and way of living in the world. Active in the development of process thought in China, he is a consultant to the Institute for Postmodern Development of China, and the Cobb Institute. His books include With Roots and Wings: Christianity in an Age of Ecology and Dialogue; Living from the Center: Spirituality in an Age of Consumerism; and Gandhi’s Hope: Learning from Other Religions as a Path to Peace.
John H. Buchanan received his master’s degree in humanistic/transpersonal psychology from West Georgia College and his doctorate from the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he first studied process thought with William Beardslee—then later with David Griffin. He has been trained and certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner by Stan and Christina Grof. His book, Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety, based upon his continuing interests in process philosophy and transpersonal psychology, was published in the fall of 2022. Buchanan has contributed a number of journal articles and book chapters on similar topics, and in 2020 was contributing co-editor for Rethinking Consciousness: Extraordinary Challenges for Contemporary Science. Dr. Buchanan also serves as president of the Helios Foundation.
Mary Elizabeth Moore
Mary Elizabeth Moore is Dean Emerita and Professor of Theology and Education in Boston University School of Theology. Her passion is to journey with others to build compassionate and prophetic communities, and a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. She feels privileged to work toward those ends as a board member of the Cobb Institute, especially in the practices of nurturing spirit, building justice, resisting violence, struggling against oppression, and caring for the earth. Some of her books include: Teaching as a Sacramental Act; Covenant and Call; Ministering with the Earth; and Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method. She has engaged actively in justice work in the church and in intercultural, interreligious relationship-building in local, professional, and academic settings.
Philip Clayton is Ingraham Professor of Theology at Claremont School of Theology and affiliated faculty with Claremont Graduate University. A constructive Christian theologian, Philip has been a leader in dialogues with science, contemporary philosophy, and religious traditions East and West. He is particularly interested in the evolving understanding of Christian faith in the 21st century, and the societal changes that are necessary for establishing sustainable forms of civilization on this planet.
Sandra Lubarsky has spent most of her years as a university professor and administrator bringing sustainability into the curriculum and into campus activities. She founded one of the first graduate programs in sustainability, the M.A. in Sustainable Communities, at Northern Arizona University and chaired the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University. She has been an innovator in higher education, integrating theory with hands-on education, making the community the classroom, creating transdisciplinary courses, and introducing beauty as a subject of importance. She has written several books and dozens of essays on inter-religious dialogue, higher education, sustainability, and aesthetics. Sandra serves as President of Flagstaff College.
Wm. Andrew Schwartz
Wm. Andrew Schwartz, PhD is Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies, Assistant Professor of Process Studies & Comparative Theology at Claremont School of Theology, as well as Co-Founder and Vice President of EcoCiv. He is author/editor of 7 books, including What is Ecological Civilization (2019) and The Metaphysics of Paradox (2018). His academic interests are broad, but mainly involve the application of process philosophy in understanding reality, understanding humanity, and understanding how best to organize systems of society for ecological civilization. As Executive Director, Andrew has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CPS, including development and implementation of the CPS mission, programs, and strategic vision.
Bridget Dolan is the Office Manager of the Center for Process Studies, and Board Secretary. With a degree in early childhood education, Bridget has 15 years of experience teaching young children. She also comes to CPS with years of professional sales and management experience. Bridget lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.