About


I studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. While a student at Harvard, I co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.

I’ve published two books.  Social Justice and Educational Measurement was based on my dissertation and traces the history of standardized testing and its ethical implications. My second book,  Education in a Time Between Worlds, expands the philosophical work to include grappling with the relations between schooling and technology more broadly. I also write for peer-reviewed academic journals across a range of topics including the philosophy of learning, educational technology, and integral theory. My work has appeared in a variety of journals including, American PsychologistNew Ideas in PsychologyMind, Brain, and Education, Integral Review, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education. 

Teaching is one of my greatest pleasures, which I have enjoyed doing at Harvard University,  Meridian University, and JFK University. My invited speaking engagements span a wide range of venues, from metamodern podcasts to the National Security Agency and off-the-grid spiritual retreat centers. Partial curriculum vitae: CV_Stein_Winter2015

These days:

  • I am a scholar at the Ronin Institute, where I research the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations.
  • I serve as Co-President and  Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, where I write and teach at the edges of integral meta-theory.
  • I act on the scientific advisor board of the Neurohacker Collective and other technology start-ups, where I use my expertise in ethics and human development to help guide innovation.
  • I offer human development and learning science consultations to schools, organizations, and educational technology companies.

This site makes available my publications and blog, as well as my services and ways to get involved and get in touch:  email.