Jeffery A. Martin, Ph.D.
Dean of Research
Jeffery is an academic researcher, serial entrepreneur, technologist, and investor who specializes in advancing the highest forms of human wellbeing. For over a decade he has conducted the largest international study on Fundamental Wellbeing, which includes the types of consciousness commonly known as: enlightenment, nonduality, the peace that passeth understanding, unitive experience, and hundreds of other terms. This resulted in the first reliable, cross-cultural and pan-tradition classification system for these types of experience. More recently, he has used this research to make systems available to help people obtain profound psychological benefits in a rapid, secular, reliable, and safe way.
Jeffery is also the founder of the Transformative Technology space, which has grown to become a multi-billion dollar ecosystem that promotes the use of science and technology to substantially raise human mental and emotional wellbeing. He conceived of the space, co-founded the first academic TransTech lab, its first conference, taught the first university-level course, organized the earliest investor meetings, and many other firsts. He serves as a formal and informal advisor to a wide range of companies and other organizations in the space, is an active early-stage investor, and is a frequent public speaker on TransTech related topics.
In addition to his wellbeing work, Jeffery is a bestselling author and award-winning educator who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited over 20 books. The latest book on his research is The Finders. His work has regularly been featured at leading academic conferences worldwide, as well as major public forums such as Deepak Chopra's Sages and Scientists Symposium, Wisdom 2.0, H+, the Science and Nonduality Conference, the Asia Consciousness Festival, and TEDx. He has been covered in media as diverse as the South China Morning Post and PBS’s Closer to Truth, and been an invited speaker at many top universities including: Harvard, Yale, University of London, and the National University of Singapore.
Jeffery is currently the Director for the Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, a Research Professor and Director at the Transformative Technology Lab in Silicon Valley, Dean for Research Supervision and an Adjunct Professor at the California Institute for Human Science where he also co-founded and directs the Lab for Consciousness Science, and a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. He was formerly the William James Professor of Consciousness Studies and Dean of Research at Sofia University and a visiting professor in the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, among other appointments.