Neal King, Ph.D., is Secretary-General and member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP: www.iaup.org), which is a partner organization of Qatar Foundation in the organization and delivery of WISE. He is also a member of the joint IAUP/United Nations Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution, and Peace. Dr. King also serves as President of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (www.itp.edu) in Palo Alto, California, USA and served previously as President of Antioch University, Los Angeles.
As a young educator, Dr. King served as Director of the Lao-American Association in Pakse, Laos, and Professeur d’ Anglais at Lycée Amirouche in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. He has also been a counselor at the American School in London, UK. Dr. King has facilitated cooperation agreements with schools in China, Ireland and Mexico and is currently working on agreements with schools in Russia, Estonia and Italy. Dr. King is a member of the Executive Board of California Campus Compact (www.cacampuscompact.org), a service learning organization, and has served for many years as a volunteer consultant with regional accrediting agencies in the USA. He serves currently as a team chair and member of the Eligibility Review Committee for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (www.wascsenior.org).
A psychologist by training, Dr. King received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, California, USA. He has served previously as a professor of psychology and administrator at several colleges and universities in the USA. He was a participant in WISE 2010.