Jocelyn Chapman Jocelyn Chapman

Adjunct Lecturer
Transformative Leadership
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

BA, BS, Sonoma State University

Jocelyn Chapman, PhD, is a transdisciplinarian whose diverse background includes many years following the Grateful Dead while earning a BA in Environmental Studies and later earning a BS in Computer Science. She graduated with the first Transformative Leadership cohort in 2006, then went on to earn her PhD in Transformative Studies. Jocelyn's theoretical dissertation, "Teaching into the heart of knowing in online education: aesthetics & pragmatics" involved research across many disciplines and schools of thought to develop a transdisciplinary model of how online education can be designed for and practiced to foster complex, creative thinking and to change the education system that shapes thinking. She was the recipient of the Norbert Wiener Award from Emerald LiteratiNetwork for her article "The Pragmatics and Aesthetics of Knowing: Implications for Online Education" published in Kybernetes and selected by the journal's editorial team as Outstanding Paper of 2013. Her research interests include systems thinking as a catalyst for personal and social change; learning conversations in online education; and education reform, including reform of teacher thinking.

Chapman, J., & McClendon, K. (2018). What's love got to do with higher education? How teaching into the heart of knowing can foster compassionate action. Human Science Perspectives, 2(1), 9-17.

Chapman, J. (2017). Journeys in complexity: Autobiographical accounts by leading systems and complexity thinkers, Book Review. World Futures, 1-6.

Chapman, J. & R. Guerra (2016). Exploiting opportunities for transformative learning in remedial math education. In Nicolaides, A. & Holt, D. (Ed.), Proceedings of Engaging at the Intersections: XII International Transformative Learning Conference (pp. 695-700). Tacoma, Washington: Pacific Lutheran University.

Chapman, J. (2014). New thinking in complexity for the social sciences and humanities: A generative, transdisciplinary approach, Book Review. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 70:7, 464-467.

Chapman, J. (2014). The enneagram of society: Healing the soul to heal the world, Book Review. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 70:2, 157-160.

Chapman, J. (2013). The pragmatics and aesthetics of knowing: Implications for education, Kybernetes, 42(8), 1166-1180

Chapman, J. (2013). A brief overview of entailment meshes and thoughts on their service to ThSh. A white paper for General Cybernetics, Inc., a software protocol company in New York, NY.

Chapman, J. & L. Ehmann (2012). "Becoming ‘We' with Brad Keeney. Trojan horses: A rattle bag from the "Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics-A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation" post-conference workshop. R. Glanville, et al. Vienna, Wien.

Chapman, J. (2010). Redwoods. Interdisciplinary Humanities, 27(1), 118.


"Feeding the Ouroboros: Gregory Bateson's Food for Thought and Thoughtfulness," Human Science Institute Conference, A Difference That Makes a Difference: Systemic Change for Social and Environmental Justice, Salt Lake City, September 27-30, 2017.

"Exploiting Opportunities for Transformative Learning in Remedial Math Education," International Transformative Learning Conference, Engaging at the Intersections, Tacoma, WA, October 20-23, 2016.

"What's Love Got to Do with Higher Education? How Teaching into the Heart of Knowing Can Foster Compassionate Action," Human Science Institute Conference, Compassion, Connection and Response-Ability, Salt Lake City, UT, September 8-10, 2016.

"How Transdisciplinary Education Prepares Students for Today's Rapid Change and Complexity," 21st Century Academic Forum, Embracing Change: Innovative Approaches to 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Berkeley, CA, August 22-24, 2016.

"How Teaching Cybernetics, in Any Discipline, Can Bring Forth Systemic Change," International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Realizing Sustainable Futures in Socio-Ecological Systems, Boulder, CO, July 24-30, 2016.

"How Math Instruction Can Be a Catalyst for Personal Transformation," Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, The Nature of Our Humanity, New Orleans, LA, March 23-26, 2016.

"Creative Systemic Studies: A Pioneering Online Doctoral Program for Transformative Change in the 21st Century," Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, University of California at Santa Cruz, November 2-3, 2015.

"The Impact of Image Posting in Online Education: Provocation and Communication," Sixth International Conference on the Image, Media Materiality: Towards Critical Economies of ‘New' Media, University of California at Berkeley, October 29-30, 2015.

"Reimagining Creativity: A Systemic View of the Creative/Not Creative Dichotomy" Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, Beyond the Binary, San Francisco, CA, April 8-11, 2015.

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