Course Offerings


  • Postnormal Times and Foresight
  • Cultural Change


  • Time, Progress, and Civilization Futures

"The funny thing about the future is that each year it seems both closer and further away."

Christopher Jones, PhD

Christopher B. Jones, PhD is graduate school faculty at Walden University and a Senior Fellow, Centre for Post-normal Policy and Futures Studies. Born in California, he grew up in Costa Rica, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Paraguay. He taught political science and futures studies in the state systems of higher education in Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Colorado. He graduated from the University of Hawaii futures studies program (MA & PhD), served as one of the first interns at the Institute for Alternative Futures, Secretary-General of the World Futures Studies Federation (2001-2005), and taught for the MS Program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston-Clearlake (2001-2004).

He conducted research on telecommunications and climate change in the Pacific Islands (Marshall Islands, Western Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Saipan, and Tuvalu). He is a Fellow, World Futures Studies Federation, and member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Chris specializes in qualitative futures inquiry, including brainstorming and creativity, horizon scanning and emerging issues analysis, scenario building, visioning, and strategic foresight planning. His subject interests: space development, cyber security, women’s futures, indigenous futures, deep/dark ecology, global weirding and accelerating warming, non-Western futures, global consciousness, high technology, and post-normal times analysis.

Message from Christopher Jones