Senior Researcher

Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading experts on Integral Theory and its application. Building on the vision of American philosopher Ken Wilber, he has played a significant role in creating the academic field of Integral Theory. Before founding MetaIntegral, Sean served as chair of the Department of Integral Theory and director of the Integral Research Center at John F. Kennedy University. He is founder and executive editor of The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP), co-founder/co-organizer of the biennial Integral Theory Conference, and editor of the SUNY Press book series in Integral Theory. A leading scholar-practitioner in integral studies, Sean and has published extensively in numerous academic journals, applying the integral model to a wide range of topics, including research, education, ecology, sustainable development, the science and religion debate, and consciousness studies. He is co-author of Integral Ecology (Integral Books, 2009) and editor of Integral Theory in Action (SUNY, 2010) and Integral Education (SUNY, 2010). Sean lives with his wife and two daughters on five acres of Redwoods in Sebastopol, California.