Journal of Space Philosophy Board of Editors

Kepler Space Institute (KSI) is honored to have thirty-eight of the world’s Space community professionals as members of the Board of Editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy (JSP).

Elliott Maynard, our JSP Board of Editors colleague, has beautifully stated both the purpose and the style for our peer reviews:

This is such a hi-caliber group of leading-edge thinkers and supercharged individuals, it should be natural for each of us to wish to provide a supportive and synergistic environment for the others. I have also learned always to have someone else proof read any material I write, as I have discovered that the brain tends not to “see” my own simple mistakes. Ergo, within the new Kepler context I feel editors should be there to support our writers in the most creative and positive ways possible. (email to Bob Krone, March 23, 2013)

The purposes of peer reviews of article submissions to the JSP are (1) to determine the relevance to the Vision and Goals of KSI, (2) to help the author(s) to improve the article in substance and style or recommend references, and (3) to provide publication recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief.

Arthur Gordon

Gordon Arthur, PhD

JSP Editor-In-Chief, Editor, Theology at King’s College, London, UK

Autino, Adriano

Adriano Autino

Founder, Space Renaissance International.

Bell, Sherry

Sherry Bell, PhD

Author, Explorer, Space Advocate, Founder/CEO at Advanced Personality-Based Consulting

Bloom, Howard

Howard K. Bloom

Author, Scientist, Founder Space Development Group, Publicist, Author on Human Evolution, Science, Technology, and Space. Photo by Luigi Novi.

For Bio Info:

Bolton, Jennifer

Jennifer Bolton, PhD

Co-Founder Virtual Space Orbiting Settlement VOSS. Veteran and molecular biologist, Space Pioneers Science Officer.

Burgess, Lowry

Lowry Burgess

Distinguished Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Center for the Arts and Society, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 13.

Clements, Douglas

Douglas H. Clements, MD

American Board of Ophthalmology, “Improving Human Vision for Space Exploration and Settlement”.

Bio Info: Board Certified Ophthalmologist, USC Keck School of Medicine.

Downing, Lawrence

Lawrence G. Downing, DMin

Senior Pastor, Space Faith and Spirituality Pioneer, University Professor.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1, Article 11.

Fitzpatrick, Susan

Susan Beaman Fitzpatrick, DBA

Vice Chairman, Oak Family Advisors, based in Chicago. International health expert specializing in health risk management. Susan’s research interests include management capacity development and the implementation of complex innovations and programs.

Kiker, Edward

Edward Kiker

Office of the Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Kepler Space Institute Chief Scientist.

Hopkins, Mark

Mark Hopkins

Chairman of the Executive Committee, National Space Society (NSS)

Livingston, David

David Livingston, PhD

Founder and host, The Space Show.

Ivey, Janet

Janet Ivey

Janet’s Planet online and on PBS. A Nashville TV treasure and a friend of Kepler Space Institute. She is an Ambassador of Buzz Aldrin’s Share Science Foundation.

Khovanova-Rubicondo, Kseniya

Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo, PhD

University of Chicago, Expert in public economics, innovation, policy and urban planning. Consultant to the Council of Europe and European Commission, proficient in six languages, Space International Economics.

Kim, Kee young

Kee Young Kim, PhD

Republic of Korea Senior University Academician and Administrator. Former President,
Kwang Woon University; former Dean of the School of Business and Provost, Yonsei University; currently the Chairman of the Board of the prestigious Samil Foundation, the oldest Korean institution to award and provide scholarships to high-performing scientists, artist and engineers.

Marzwell, Neville

Neville Marzwell, PhD

Space Solar Power and Robotics Scientist. Career at JPL as Manager for Advanced Concepts and Technology.

Matula, Thomas

Thomas L. Matula, PhD

Business and Management Professor, Lunar Commercial scholar.


Elliott Maynard, PhD

Founder, ArcoCielos Research Center, Sedona Arizona.

Mook, William

William Mook, PE

Trained in aerospace engineering, 15 years in alternative energy, Space Commerce Technology.

Olson, Thomas

Thomas H. Olson, PhD, DBA

Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles. Dr. Olson’s specialty in research and consulting is on strategy, development, organization, and human capital. He has authored four books and 100 professional articles.

Palma Bernardino

Bernardino Palma

Historian, Portuguese Age of Discovery.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 8.

Pearl, Kim

Kim Peart

Co-Founder, Virtual Orbiting Space Settlement (VOSS). Artist, visionary, virtual worlds.

Robinson, George

George S. Robinson III, LLD

Space law pioneer and international space expert. Smithsonian Institute Legal Counsel.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 14.

Schorer, Lonnie Jones

Lonnie Jones Schrorer

Kids to Space author and teacher. Architect, aviator.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 17.


Retired freelancer in research and development, qualified in Sociology. He is a real maverick, still believing that social life can be based on openness and honesty. Member of the Trace Analysis Group of the UA1 Experiment at CERN. Institute for High Energy Physics (HEPhy) at the Austrian Academy of Science.

For Bio Info: See Issue 9, no. 1 (Spring 2020), Letters to the Editor.

Schrunk, David

David Schrunk, MD

Aerospace engineer, Founder, Quality Laws Institute.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 18.

Schwab, Martin

Martin Schwab, PhD

International Space author, KSI Faculty, Aerospace Technology Working Group.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 21.

Scott, Winston

Winston E. Scott

American Astronaut, Vice President for Development, Florida Institute of Technology.

Stephanou, Stephen

Stephen E. Stephanou, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Systems Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

For Bio Info:  See Issue 2, no. 2 (Fall 2013), Article 26.

Tang, Terry

Terry Tang, PhD

Kepler Space Institute, Scientist, Researcher

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 24.

Thornburn, Stephanie Lynne

Stephanie Lynne Thorburn

Author, Astrosociology.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 12.

Werbos, Paul

Paul Werbos, PhD

U.S. National Science Foundation, Space scholar.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 19.

White, Frank

Frank White, MSc

Founder, The Overview Effect Institute.

For Bio Info: See Issue 1, no. 1 (Fall 2012), Article 9.

Wilkins, John

John Wilkins, PhD

Professor of Space Settlements.

Wolfe, Steven

Steven Wolfe

Space advocate and author of the 2013 Space novel, The Obligation.

For Bio Info: See Issue 2 no. 2 (Fall 2013), Article 26.

Yacoub, Ignatius

Ignatius Yacoub, PhD

Founder and first Dean. of the School of Business and Management, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA. Currently Professor of Graduate Studies, Loma Linda University School of Social Work and Social Ecology, Loma Linda, CA.


Robert Zubrin, PhD

President, Mars Society.

In Memoriam

Krone, Bob

Bob Krone, PhD

Founding JSP Editor-in-Chief, Founding President, KSI. We grieve Col. Dr. Bob Krone’s passing in 2021.


Edgar Dean Mitchell, ScD

JSP Board of Editors. Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret), Apollo 14 Astronaut, sixth person to walk on the Moon, Founder Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Declan J. O’Donnell

JSP Board of Editors. Space law attorney, Fifty publications in Space Law and Policy, Publisher, Space Governance Journal, President, United Societies in Space, Inc.

Ethel Ben-Jacob, PhD

JSP Board of Editors. Former President of Israel Physical Society; Founder Science of Bacterial Intelligence. Tel Aviv University.

Hayut-Mann, Yitzhaq

Yitzhaq Haut-Man, PhD

Architect for the Universe, The Jerusalem Dome of the Rock as a memory site for theology, philosophy and humanity past, present and future.

Isaacson, Joel

Joel D. Isaacson, PhD

Nature’s Cosmic Intelligence, pioneer of RD Cellular Automata since the 1960s.