Allan Combs

Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, MS, University of Georgia

MRC, University of Florida

Allan Combs, PhD, is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist at The California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies. In 2012 he was named the Navin and Pratibha Doshi Professor of Consciousness Studies at CIIS and elected to the Board of Directors of Nalanda International. He also holds appointments at the Saybrook University and is Co-Director of the MA in Consciousness Studies at the Graduate Institute of Connecticut. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

Allan is author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain, including Conscious Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness; The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Live, winner of the best-book award of the Scientific and Medical Network of the UK, with a foreword by Ken Wilber; Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster, with Mark Holland; and Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth, edited with Ervin Laszlo; and others.

Professor Combs is the founder of the Society for Consciousness Studies and co-founder of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences, a member of The General Evolution Research Group, the Integral Institute, and the one-hundred member Club of Budapest. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Conscious Evolution, Associate Editor of Dynamical Psychology, and serves on a variety of Editorial Boards.

Allan was the winner of the 2002-2003 National Teaching Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies, and in the same year the held the UNCA Honorary Ruth and Leon Feldman Professorship.

Combs, A., & Krippner, S. (2017). Walter Freeman III and the chaotic nature of dreams. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 21 (4), 475-484.

Combs, A., & Wilcox, S. (2017, in press). A fractal topology of the transcendent state. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. [Sally Wilcox was a previous Transformative Inquiry student who's dissertation Chair was Professor Combs, and whose committee included the astronaut Edgar Mitchell]

Transformative Studies Faculty

Steven Carpenter Steven Carpenter
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Director, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
Allan Combs Allan Combs
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, MS, University of Georgia,
MRC, University of Florida,
Tracy Cooper Tracy Cooper
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Professor, School of Professional and Graduate Studies
Mayra Cortez Mayra Cortez
Senior Program Manager, Transformative Studies & Transformative Leadership
BA, University of California, San Diego,
Dan Crowe Dan Crowe
Adjunct Instructor, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MEd, University of Georgia,
Daniel Deslauriers Daniel Deslauriers
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, MS, BS, Université de Montréal ,
Gabrielle Donnelly Gabrielle Donnelly
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
May Elawar May Elawar
Assistant Professor , Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, American University, Washington DC,
Dulce Garcia
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Education Director, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe
Arizona, US,
Judith Glick-Smith Judith Glick-Smith
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Georgia, US,
Joanne Gozawa Joanne Gozawa
Associate Professor , Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Francisco State University,
Lesley Jackson Lesley Jackson
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, Michigan State University,
Constance A. Jones Constance A. Jones
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, Emory University,
MA, BA, Vanderbilt University,
Gary Lachman Gary Lachman
Adjunct Instructor, Transformative Studies
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Sherill Lambruschini Sherill Lambruschini
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Leadership Development Faculty, The Boeing Company
Washington, US,
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Jeffery Martin Jeffery Martin
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Dean of Research,
California, US,
Chip McAuley Chip McAuley
Adjunct Lecturer,
PhD., California Institute of Integral Studies,
Alfonso Montuori Alfonso Montuori
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, Saybrook Institute,
MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies,
Teddie Potter Teddie Potter
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Clinical Professor, Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership, Director of Inclusivity and Diversity, School of Nursing
Executive Editor,
Michael A. Raffanti Michael A. Raffanti
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Transformative Studies
EdD, Fielding Graduate University,
MIT, Evergreen State College,
Jennifer Wells Jennifer Wells
Associate Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley,
PhD, Sorbonne Paris IV,

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