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BIOGRAPHY OF LINDA GROFF, PH.D.

Global Options & Evolutionary Futures Consulting

Linda is currently Director, Global Options and Evolutionary Futures Consulting, and Emeritus Professor, Political Science & Futures Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she taught for over 40 years. She does consulting and gives talks/workshops, writes, and teaches, in the USA and globally, on: (1) global futures/evolution/change; (2) peace/conflict resolution/ nonviolence; (3) intercultural/interfaith dialogue and unity-diversity issues; and (4) spiritual/ consciousness topics to a wide range of professional, educational, and community organizations. She has been involved for years with global-local organizations active in these areas, and has published over 75 articles in these areas, with books forthcoming.

Linda offers talks/workshops and consulting—in her different areas of expertise—on understanding a world of accelerating change, how such change impacts your organization, & how you can positively adapt to all this change, as well as how we can all collectively create a better world for increasing numbers of people on this planet, while also being caretakers of planet earth—our home.

Forthcoming Books include two Futures/Evolution books and two Peace books, including:  (1) Groff, Evolution Evolving:  Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World; (2) Groff, Ed., Future Human Evolution:  Transhumanist/ Technology, Sustainability, Civilization, Consciousness-Based Perspectives, based on articles from two special issues, World Future Review, Fall 2014 and Summer/Fall 2015, on theme of “Future Human Evolution,” for which Linda was Guest Editor; (3) Groff, Sustainable Peacebuilding: The Challenge of Building Cultures of Peace on Planet Earth, Based on Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Peace, Nonviolence, & Community Peace Wheels; and (4) Groff, et. al., Ed. (with team of five people from Los Angeles/S.Calif.), Building Cultures of Peace:  Empowering Our Local-Global Communities, with articles covering twelve different sectors of a community peace wheel that was designed and used to organize a series of events in L.A./S. CA.

Professional Organizations in Different Areas include:  Futures (World Future Society, World Future Studies Federation (Fellow), and Association of Professional Futurists); Peace (International Peace Research Association, and Peace & Justice Studies Association); Intercultural (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, & Research); Interfaith (Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, United Religions Initiative, and Unity-and-Diversity World Council).     

Linda has an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, located at Tufts University and associated with Harvard University, along with a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.  Linda has taught at universities in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe.  Before beginning full-time university teaching, she worked as a Research Assistant for one professor at Yale, then Harvard, and then two professors at M.I.T.

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