FERN advisors are both educators and practitioners.  
FERN advisors donate their time to help our staff plan our upcoming goals and projects. Advisors receive emails 2-4 times / year and offer occasional email and phone advice on foresight activities, strategies, and priorities. Are you a leader in foresight or foresight related fields and would you like to join our board? Contact Executive Director Susan Fant with your CV at
FERN Advisors - Educators 

The following educators have endorsed FERN’s mission and advise FERN management on strategy and priorities in foresight education.


  • Peter Bishop, PhD, Director, MT, Futures Studies in Commerce, University of Houston -- Houston, TX, USA

  • Jae-Yong Choung, PhD, Professor of Management Science, KAIST - Daejeon, Korea

  • Jose Cordiero, PhD, Energy Advisor and Faculty, Singularity University -  Mountain View, CA, USA

  • Jim Dator, PhD, Director, MA and PhD in Alternative Futures, University of Hawaii - Manoa, HI USA

  • Jay Gary, PhD, Director, MA in Strategic Foresight, Regent University - Virginia Beach, FL USA

  • Fabienne Goux-Baudiment, PhD, Coordinator, MS Strategic Foresight & Innovation, University of Angers - Angers, France

  • Heiko A. von der Gracht, PhD, Director, Institute for Future Studies & Knowledge Management (IFK) - Wiesbaden, Germany

  • Peter Hayward, PhD, Director, MS in Strategic Foresight, Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorne, Australia

  • René Rohrbeck, PhD, Editor, Corporate Foresight, Organizational Future Orientation, Aarhus University - Aarhus, Denmark

  • Mei-Mei Song, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University - Tamsui, Taiwan

  • Joseph Voros, PhD, Senior Lecturer, MS in Strategic Foresight, Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorne, Australia


FERN Advisors - Practitioners 

The following distinguished foresight practitioners have endorsed FERN’s mission and advise FERN management on strategy and practitioner priorities.


  • Steven Bankes, Chief Engineer, Advanced Computing and Decisions Systems, BAE Systems - Boston, MA, USA

  • Clem Bezold, PhD, President, Institute for Alternative Futures - Alexandria, VA, USA

  • Phil Bowermaster, Co-Founder, Fast Forward Radio,, - Denver, CO, USA

  • Thomas Frey, President, DaVinci Institute - Louisville, CO, USA

  • Jerome C. Glenn, Director and Co-Founder, The Millennium Project - Washington, DC, USA

  • Andy Hines, PhD, Principal Hinesight & Lecturer / Executive in Residence University of Houston -  Houston, TX, USA

  • Michael Jackson, PhD, Director, Shaping Tomorrow; Founder, ST Foresight Network - Bishops Wood, England, UK

  • Tom Lombard, PhD, Author, Futurist Thought; Director, Center for Future Consciousness -  Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  • John Mahaffie, Principal, Leading Futurists; Blogger, Foresight Culture - Washington, DC, USA

  • Vahid V. Motlagh, Founder & Editor, Vahid Think Tank; Board Member, ST Foresight Network - Tehran, Iran

  • Patrick Tucker, Director of Communications, World Future Society - Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Verne Wheelwright, PhD, Director Personal Futures Network; Author, It’s Your Future… - Harlingen, TX, USA

  • Cindy Frewen Wuellner, PhD, Chair Association of Professional Futurists & Adjunct - Kansas City, Missouri, USA

  • Gill Ringland, CEO Of SAMI Consulting, Writer, Consultant & Teacher for Futures for Strategy - London, England, UK