Advisory Board

Dr. Dana Klisanin

Dana Klisanin, Ph.D. is CEO at Evolutionary Guidance Media in NYC.
An award-winning psychologist and professional futurist, Dana explores how we can use information technologies and new media to promote human wellbeing and planetary flourishing. Her research is changing the way we think about altruism, heroism, and what we value.
A pioneer of consciousness hacking, Dana’s interest in using technology to improve human life and tackle global challenges led her to the field of game design. Through forming strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, she’s in the process of launching Cyberhero League, a locative gaming quest with real world consequences that educates as it entertains.
Dana has published journal articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics, including the future of media, conscious design, mindfulness, altruism, and heroism in the digital age. She speaks Internationally and has been quoted and interviewed by numerous radio and news outlets including, BBC, TIME, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, USA Today, Futurist Magazine, Harvesting Happiness, CiviliNation, and The New Existentialists.
She is Executive Director of the MindLAB at c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and Executive Board Member of the World Futures Studies Federation serving as the President’s envoy to the United Nations. In 2017, Dana received the President’s Outstanding Women Futures Award from the World Futures Studies Federation, and in 2012, she received the Distinguished Early Career Award for Scientific Achievement in Media Psychology for research on digital altruism and the Cyberhero Archetype.
Research & Writing
Author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, Dana is currently writing a new book, The Good Web: Hacking Consciousness in the 21st Century, explaining how information technologies are being used to improve human life and benefit the world. She recently contributed to a new Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership and two book series, titles include, The Future of Business; A Very Human Future; The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead, Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, and Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors. Her exploration of the use of digital technologies for advancing spirituality has been translated into Russian at Eros & Kosmos. Her blog is Digital Altruism at Psychology Today.
Game Design
Dana’s first foray into game design, Cyberhero League, is an interactive gaming adventure with real world consequences. The project is garnering recognition and awards pre-release.
Education and Social Media
Dana earned her BA in Psychology at Arkansas Tech University in 1996. She earned her M.A. in Psychology at Saybrook University in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Psychology at Saybrook University in 2003.
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