- Our Team -
The Society for UAP Studies is firmly committed to bringing together thinkers, ideas, and research from both the humanities and from STEM. We believe that only when scientific and humanistic pursuits keep close company will there be true progress on the most difficult of problems humanity faces. The UAP phenomenon is no different — it especially benefits from having a plurality of minds engaged in disciplined debate.
Both our Board of Directors and our Advisory Board reflects this vision.
Our Board of Advisors works closely with the President of the Society and its Board of Directors. The function of the Advisory Board is to ensure that the Society is steered in an academically and empirically responsible direction, consistent with its overarching mission and goals. In addition to its function as a steering committee, during its official meetings the Advisory Board has the opportunity to vote on actionable items proposed by the President and/or Executive Director of the Society. Finally, the Advisory Board can, reciprocally, make strategic or structural proposals to the President and/or Executive Director of the Society, for potential adoption by its Board of Directors - rounding out the Advisory Board's function as a robust steering committee.
Kimberly Engels, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy
Steven Fuller, Ph.D.
Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology
University of Warwick, U.K.
Kevin H. Knuth, Ph.D.
Prof. of Physics
State University of New York, Albany | UAPx
Christian Peters, Ph.D.
BIGSSS, University of Bremen
Erling Strand, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Computer Science & Communications (Ret.)
Østfold University College, Norway | Project Hessdalen
UAP Check | former consultant to CNES/GEIPAN, France
Korean UAP Research Network
Greg Eghigian, Ph.D.
Prof. of History & Bioethics
Penn State University
Stephen Finley, Ph.D.
Inaugural Chair & Assoc. Prof. of African and African American Studies
Louisiana State University
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies
Tim Murithi, Ph.D.
Extradordinary Prof. of African Studies
University of Free State, South Africa | ICER
Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D.
Center for UFO Studies
Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher & Contributing Member
Project Hessdalen | SCU
Beatriz Villarroel, Ph.D.
Nordic Institute of Physics, Sweden
Michael E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Prof. Emeritus of Philosophy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Mark Elowitz, Ph.D.
Chief Editor | Professeur certifié d'arts plastiques
UAP Check | Ministere de l'education nationale et de la Jeunesse, rectorat de l'académie de Reims, France
Paul Kingsbury, Ph.D.
Assoc. Dean & Prof. of Geography
Simon Fraser University, Canada | SCU
Filipe Nascimento, Ph.D.
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University College London, U.K.
Nikola Schmidt, Ph.D.
Lecturer | Lead Researcher
Charles University, Prague | Prague Institute of International Relations
Michael Uhaull, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Political Science | Program Coordinator, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Indiana University East | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Wesley Watters, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. & Chair of Astronomy
Wellesley College | Galileo Project
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is responsible for the organization as a nonprofit corporate entity. The specific direction that the organization takes as a learned & professional society is shaped by the Society's Advisory Board, which functions as a steering committee.