International Board of Academic Advisors

The responsibility of the members of the IBAA is to help continue and further the mission of WRP by ensuring its academic supervision. Academic advisors work closely with the directors, the staff of WRP, and the other advisors, aiding in the accomplishment of current projects and the creation of new ones. They are encouraged to organize conferences, book projects, and/or other academic ventures that mirror the mission of WRP. Advisors will also serve as representatives of WRP to colleagues and other academic institutions. To ensure the various projects of WRP are properly funded, academic advisors will work individually and with staff to conduct fundraising initiatives to help aid in WRP's various endeavors.

George Allan
George Allan is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Dickinson College. Among his publications are three books on the metaphysical foundations of social value: The Importances of the Past; The Realizations of the Future; and The Patterns of the Present. He has also published three books in philosophy of education: Rethinking College Education; Higher Education in the Making: Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon; and Modes of Learning: Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Stages of Education. Allan is currently writing a fourth volume on social value and one that reinterprets Whitehead's cosmology in a functionalist and secular manner.

Didier Debaise
Didier Debaise is a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He has published numerous papers on Tarde, Bergson, Simondon, Whitehead and Deleuze, and is the author of a book on Whitehead's philosophy, A Speculative Empiricism, and Vocabulary of Whitehead. His main interests are the question of individuation and events in contemporary philosophy, the actuality of speculative philosophies, and the influence of evolutionnist thoeries on the pragmatist movement. He has a new book forthcoming in French on Whitehead, and is currently working on the concept of possessions in metaphysics.

Michael Halewood
Michael Halewood is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex, UK, where he is a member of the Centre for Theoretical Studies. His main areas of interest are the work of A. N. Whitehead, philosophy and social theory, the materiality of subjectivity. His recent publications include "Being a Sociologist and Becoming a Whiteheadian: Concrescing Methodological Tactics," in Theory, Culture and Society 24:4 (2008) and a collection of papers on Whitehead for Theory, Culture and Society.

Jeremy R. Hustwit
Jeremy R. Hustwit is Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in philosophy of religion and theology. He has published on phenomenological hermeneutics, process philosophy, and comparative religion.

Catherine Keller
Catherine Keller has taught for over two decades in the Theological School of Drew University and its Graduate Division of Religion. After studies in Europe and in seminary, she did her doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University with John Cobb. In her teaching, lecturing and writing, in a multiplicity of religious and secular, scholarly and activist settings, she seeks to midwife a theology of becoming. As director of the annual Drew Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium since its inception in 2000, she works with colleagues and students to foster a hospitable local setting for planetary conversations. Her books include On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process, God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys, and The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming.

George R. Lucas, Jr.
George Lucas is professor of philosophy at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD). From 1990-2008 he was Philosophy Series editor for the State University of New York Press. He is the author of numerous refereed journal articles on Whitehead and process philosophy in Process Studies, Int'l Philosophical Quarterly, Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society, and The Personalist Forum. He is author of Two Views of Freedom in Process Thought (1979), The Genesis of Modern Process Thought (1983), and The Rehabilitation of Whitehead (1989). Edited volumes on Whitehead include Whitehead un der Deutsche Idealismus (1990) and Hegel and Whitehead (1986).

Helmut Maaßen
Helmut Maaßen teaches Philosophy Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany and is the editor of the book series European Studies in Process Thought (ESPT). He has spent research sabbaticals at Boston University (1990) and Jawarhalal Nehru University, Delhi/India (2000). He has published several books on A.N. Whitehead and Charles S. Peirce and numerous scholarly articles. He is also the International Book Review Coordinator for Germany of Process Studies.

Leemon McHenry
Leemon B. McHenry is a lecturer in philosophy at California State University, Northridge and research consultant for the law firm, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman of Los Angeles, California.  He wrote a PhD thesis on Whitehead at the University of Edinburgh under Professor Timothy Sprigge, and subsequently worked with Victor Lowe on Whitehead's biography at the Johns Hopkins University.  His papers on Whitehead, Quine, Santayana, Bradley, James, and Sprigge have appeared in Process Studies and the Journal of Speculative Philosophy.

Keith Robinson
Keith Robinson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Dakota. He has interests in post-Kantian philosophy and has published work on Foucault, Deleuze and Whitehead. His most recent book, an edited collection of papers, titled 'Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson: Rhizomatic Connections' is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan (2008).

Robert J. Valenza
Robert J. Valenza is the Dengler-Dykema Professor of Mathematics and the Humanities at Claremont McKenna College. He received his BA, MA, MPhil and PhD degrees from Columbia University and has been teaching in Claremont since 1988. Professor Valenza’s main research interests are metaphysics, especially in relation to aesthetics and the philosophy of science, and number theory. He has authored or coauthored five books, among them Fourier Analysis on Number Fields in Springer’s prestigious GTM Series, and dozens of research and expository articles. His current projects include investigations into arithmetic algorithms and a book on the mathematics, physics and philosophy of general relativity.



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