Allan Combs is a Professor of Transformative Studies and Director of The Center for Consciousness Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies and director of the Integral Focus of the doctoral program. His background is in consciousness studies, neuropsychology, and systems science. He also holds appointments at the Saybrook University and is Director of the Integral Studies program leading to an MA in Conscious Evolution at the Graduate Institute of Connecticut. He is also a visiting teacher in the MA in Leadership and Conflict Analysis & Engagement at the Antioch University Midwest. Combs is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Asheville . He is author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain, including The Radiance of Being (2nd Ed): Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Life, 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; Consciousness Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness; The Victorian's Guide to Consciousness; The Postconventional Personality: Empirical Perspectives on Higher Development, with Angela Pfaffenberger & Paul Marko; and Dreamer of the Earth: The Relevance of Thomas Berry, Prophetic Visionary, with Ervin Laszlo.
Professor Combs is a co-founder of the Integral Foundation and 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, and Associate Editor of Dynamical Psychology.
Allan was the winner of the 2002-2003 National Teaching Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, and in the same year the held the UNCA Honorary Ruth and Leon Feldman Professorship.
Allan Combs, Ph.D.
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