The CPB Advisory Council

CPB would like to thank those members of the Advisory Council and all others who have contributed to the Center's ongoing mission.

David E. Shaner, Ph.D

David E. Shaner, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Asian Studies & Philosophy (Japanese, Indian, Chinese Philosophy & Mind-Body Studies), Furman University
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, Furman University
  • Chief Instructor of the Eastern Ki Federation
  • Author of several books on Japanese Buddhism and Body-Mind unification and Editor of Philosophy and Biology
  • A chief advisor for CPB upcoming MMT Certification Program
  • Personal Teacher of Jim Eubanks

Tom Clark

Tom Clark

  • Director of the Center for Naturalism & Naturalism.org
  • Author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses

Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor

  • Former Buddhist Monk (India, Korea, Switzerland)
  • Buddhist Scholar specializing in Early Buddhism (Pali Nikayas)
  • Author of numerous books on Buddhism, including Buddhism Without Beliefs and Alone With Others

Roger T. Ames, Ph.D

Roger T. Ames, Ph.D

  • Professor of Chinese Studies and Philosophy (Chinese, American & Comparative Philosophy), University of Hawai'i
  • Director of the Center for Chinese Studies (1991-2000)
  • Editor of Philosophy East and West (1987-present)
  • Translator, Commentator and Author of numerous books and journal articles on classical Chinese studies, including the Dao De Jing

Steve Odin, Ph.D

Steve Odin, Ph.D

  • Professor of Philosophy (Japanese, American & Comparative Philosophy), University of Hawai'i
  • Author of The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism

Owen Flanagan, Ph.D

Owen Flanagan, Ph.D

  • Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neurobiology (Philosophy of Mind), Duke University
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, Duke University
  • Author of many books on Science and Buddhism, including Beyond Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Collaboration With the Dalai Lama
  • A chief advisor for CPB upcoming MMT Certification Program

Peter Hershock, Ph.D

Peter Hershock, Ph.D

  • Educational Specialist, Chinese Studies and Philosophy (Chinese Buddhism & Comparative Philosophy), East-West Center
  • Author of many books on Chinese Buddhism, including Chan Buddhism, Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence, and Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Chan Buddhism

Sam Britt, Ph.D

Sam Britt, Ph.D

  • Professor of Hinduism, Buddhism and African Studies at Furman University
  • Former chair of Asian Studies at Furman University

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR

  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO
  • Author and co-author of more than 70 scientific publications
  • 2005 American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Academician of the Year and 2008 ACA Researcher of the Year
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Reviewer
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer NIH/NCCAM
  • A chief advisor for CPB upcoming MMT Certification Program and Thesis Advisor to Jim Eubanks