Management and Fellows



The Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Senior Fellows are accomplished leaders and authors who serve as the “thinkers” whose insights and communications animate the work of the think tank.

Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh, ICE President, Director, and Senior Fellow

STEVE MCINTOSH J.D. is a leader in the integral movement. His innovative political thinking has recently been featured on NPR, The Daily Beast, The Hill, and other media Read more…

Josh Leonard

Josh Leonard, Executive Director

JOSH LEONARD is Executive Director of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. He believes that solving all the other problems we face as a society—climate change Read more…

Carter Phipps

Carter Phipps, ICE Director and Senior Fellow

CARTER PHIPPS is an award-winning journalist and author of Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea (Harper Perennial 2012). Read more…


Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas,
Senior Fellow

GREG THOMAS, CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, is a writer, intellectual, and entrepreneur. Greg was instrumental in developing programs such as the National Jazz Museum…Read more…

Gary Sheng, Senior Fellow

Gary Sheng,
Senior Fellow

GARY SHENG is a NYC-based technologist and social entrepreneur dedicated to building tools, systems, and movements that empower people to 1) unplug from everything facilitating human downgrade, and 2) become agents of a better future. Read more…

Michael Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman, Senior Fellow 

MICHAEL E. ZIMMERMAN Ph.D., (Tulane, 1974) is Professor of Philosophy at CU Boulder. He is the co-author of Integral Ecology (Shambhala 2008), and Contesting Earth’s Future (UC Berkeley 1994). Read more…

Elizabeth Debold

Elizabeth Debold, Senior Fellow 

ELIZABETH DEBOLD, Ed.D., (Harvard, 1996) bestselling author, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on gender development and the evolution of human values. Read more…