Advisory Board

David E. Stein, MSc

David E. Stein, MSc serves as editor-in-chief of FUTUREtakes, which he and his team evolved from an average organizational newsletter to a respected international publication.
Dave is a physicist, policy analyst, retired military officer, and former adjunct college faculty. His specialties include identifying hidden assumptions in diverse disciplines.
Originally a US Army officer, he transferred to the active Air Force early in his career, where he served as a technology manager. In later years, he gained extensive experience in defense technology investment planning, long-range force structure planning, and geostrategic analysis, with tours of duty including the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, the Joint Staff, and Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. A graduate of both the Naval War College and the Air War College, executive development courses for senior-level defense decision-makers, he served as a key advisor to the Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROC), co-authored a document for the Executive Office of the President, and was pivotal in developing procurement-sizing and technology investment decision methodologies.
In civilian life, Dave patented a “parallel worlds” chess game and developed a quantum mechanics-based approximation to electromagnetic scattering theory in a way that yields new physical insights. His professional activities include service as the first Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal from 1987–1993. Between 1999 and 2008, he served as one of four scientific editors of Frontier Perspectives, an internationally-circulated peer-reviewed journal published by the Center for Frontier Sciences in Philadelphia. In this capacity, he refereed papers and reviewed books dealing with causality, the nature of spacetime, quantum mechanics, and next-generation electromagnetic theory. In 2008, Dave was appointed to the advisory board of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree, both in physics, from the University of Florida. His diverse interests range from next-generation physics to comparative cultures and religions, from ancient wisdom to future studies, from geostrategic studies to music and architecture. His biography is published in the current editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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