Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board assists the Executive Director in accomplishing the Whitehead Research Project’s mission to be an international leader in providing scholarly resources and producing scholarly publications related to the texts, philosophy, and life of mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947), as well as the intersections of Whitehead’s thought with other contemporary philosophies and fields. Board members serve as an advisory group on matters related to editorial practices, strategic planning, goal setting, and external funding for the WRP and the Critical Edition of Whitehead (CEW). They also vet and advise on prospective contributors to the Whitehead Encyclopedia, and serve as blind reviewers/referees for articles submitted that fall within each member’s area(s) of expertise, as well as advise on the bringing in of external referees as required.

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 PastThe Realizations of the Future; and The Patterns of the Present. He has also published three books in philosophy of education: Rethinking College EducationHigher 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.

Paul A. Bogaard

Paul A. Bogaard retired from teaching after 40 years at Mount Allison University, having published on the philosophy of chemistry, history of science in Canada, ancient philosophy, and (since retirement) the local history of the Chignecto area of Maritime Canada. He is a founding director of the Tantramar Heritage Trust, the Sackville Waterfowl Park, the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, and the UNESCO-designated Fundy Biosphere Reserve. He is lead editor of the first volume of the Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead (HL1).

Ronny Desmet

Ronny Desmet is a Belgian postdoctoral researcher. Prior to his retirement, he was a math teacher at Xaverius College in Antwerp, and was affiliated with the Centre of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Free University of Brussels. He became a master of mathematics in 1983 with a dissertation on the mathematics and philosophy of quantum mechanics; a master of philosophy in 2005 with a dissertation on the decline of the mechanistic worldview; and he obtained a PhD in 2010 for his study on Whitehead’s theory of relativity. Among his publications are a 2010 collection of essays, co-edited by Michel Weber, Whitehead: The Algebra of Metaphysics (Les éditions Chromatika), and a collection of essays, Intuition in Mathematics and Physics: A Whiteheadian Approach (Process Century Press, 2016).

Daniel A. Dombrowski

Daniel A. Dombrowski is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. Among his many books are Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006); Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009); and Process Philosophy and Political Liberalism: Rawls, Whitehead, Hartshorne (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019).

Brianne Donaldson

Brianne Donaldson has taught philosophy and religious studies—with an emphasis on applied ethics, animal ethics, and South Asian/Indian traditions—at Claremont School of TheologyMonmouth College, and Rice University. She currently serves as associate professor and Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is author of Creaturely Cosmologies: Why Metaphysics Matters for Animal and Planetary Liberation (2015) and Insistent Life: Principles for Bioethics in the Jain Tradition (2021).

Landon D. C. Elkind

Landon Elkind is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University. He is the principal investigator for the NEH-funded Principia Rewrite project and is working on a new textual edition of Principia Mathematica, under contract with Cambridge University Press. He has co-edited a volume on Bertrand Russell’s logical atomism and has another forthcoming on Philosophical Women and Feminism in Russell’s Circle, both with Palgrave Macmillan.

Peter Farleigh

Peter Farleigh is a former electrical engineer experienced in designing computer hardware and software for both private companies and universities on projects ranging from computer music to neurobiology. He later completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy (Honours) with a thesis on the strengths and limitations of mechanism at Macquarie University and lectured in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. He has long held an interest in the philosophy of A.N. Whitehead, having organized the first conference on Whitehead in Australia and later co-founded the online journal, Concrescence. He has convened a number of conferences and seminars on the process thought of Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne and has encouraged its influence in Australia. He is the literary executor of the biologist and process philosopher Professor L. Charles Birch. Peter is currently a science communicator with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Nancy Frankenberry

Dr. Frankenberry is the John Phillips Professor of Religion emeritus at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, where she has chaired the Department of Religion as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Union in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley in 1977 with a dissertation on Whitehead, under the direction of Bernard Loomer. In 1991 she received the Dartmouth Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement, and in 1995 she was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Frankenberry is the author or editor of five books, Religion and Radical Empiricism (1987), Interpreting Neville (1999), Language, Truth, and Religious Belief (1999), Radical Interpretation in Religion (2002), and The Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words (2008), and has published some sixty journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. She is currently working on a book about American pragmatism and religious belief.

Nicholas Griffin

Nicholas Griffin is Canada Research Chair in Philosophy emeritus at McMaster University, where he was formerly director of the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, and general editor of the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell. He was named McMaster University Library’s Scholar in Residence upon his retirement from the Philosophy Department in 2019. Throughout his 42-year tenure at McMaster, Griffin has made a number of significant contributions to Russell scholarship, including scores of books and other publications related to Russell’s life and work.

Michael Halewood

Halewood is a Professor of 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.

Lisa Landoe Hedrick

Lisa Landoe Hedrick is Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD in Religious Studies with distinction from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2019. Her first book, Whitehead and the Pittsburgh School: Preempting the Problem of Intentionality (Lexington, 2021), is a historical and philosophical intervention to the problem of mind and world in Analytic Philosophy. She has published inThe Journal of Religion, The Review of Metaphysics, Contemporary Pragmatism, The Pluralist, Process Studies, and American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, for which she serves as Reviews Editor. She recently contributed a chapter to Diversifying the Philosophy of Religion: Critiques, Methods, and Case Studies (Bloomsbury, 2023).

Jeremy R. Hustwit

Jeremy R. Hustwit is Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Sciences 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.

Jude Jones

Jude Jones teaches philosophy at Fordham University and is director of the Society for the Study of Process Philosophies. Her main areas of interest are the application of process metaphysical models to transforming moral practices; panpsychism and process models of consciousness; ongoing interests in the role of intensity in describing actuality in a process view. Her major work is Intensity: An Essay in Whiteheadian Cosmology (1998).

George R. Lucas, Jr.

George Lucas is professor of philosophy emeritus 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 StudiesInt’l Philosophical QuarterlyTransactions 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).

Leemon McHenry

McHenry is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge and research consultant for the law firm Wisner Baum, Los Angeles, California. He wrote a PhD thesis on Whitehead at the University of Edinburgh supervised by Timothy Sprigge, and subsequently worked with Victor Lowe on Whitehead’s biography at the Johns Hopkins University. His papers on Whitehead, Russell, Quine, Santayana, Bradley, James, and Sprigge have appeared in Process Studies, The Review of Metaphysics, and the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. He is the author of Whitehead and Bradley: A Comparative Analysis (SUNY Press, 1992) and The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He previously spent seven years as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Dakota. Before that, he worked for several years at universities in Michigan and in the UK and Europe. Originally from London, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick. He has interests in post-Kantian philosophy and has published work on Foucault, Deleuze, and Whitehead. He is the author of Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson: Rhizomatic Connections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Wm. Andrew Schwartz

Wm. Andrew Schwartz is Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies (CPS) and Assistant Professor of Process Studies & Comparative Theology at Claremont School of Theology, as well as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the Institute for Ecological Civilization. Dr. Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. His academic interests are broad, and include Comparative Religious Philosophies, Process Thought, Ecology, Education, and more. His recent work has been focused on high-impact philosophy and the role of big ideas in the transition toward ecological civilization.

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.