The Team

The Stoicism Today project has grown since its initial founding in 2012.  It now includes a number of team members in various roles.

Meet The Modern Stoicism Team:

At present, there are nine active members in the steering committee for Modern Stoicism, all of whom also serve on the Stoicism Today editorial committee.

Gabriele Galluzzo is a Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Exeter. His main areas of research are Aristotle’s metaphysics and its medieval reception, but he is equally interested in how ancient philosophy has come to shape contemporary thought and ideas. His books include: The Medieval Reception of Arisototle’s Metaphysics, Book Zeta and Universals in Ancient Philosophy. Read more about Gabriele’s work here.

Chris Gill is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. He has written extensively on ancient philosophy. His books which focus on Stoicism include The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman ThoughtNaturalistic Psychology in Galen & Stoicism, and Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Books 1-6. He has also edited the Oxford World’s Classics translations of Epictetus and Marcus.

William B. Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and the author of A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy and A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt And Why They Shouldn’t For more on his life and other writings, visit his author website.

Tim LeBon is a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist and UKCP registered existential therapist, He is also an APPA and SPP registered philosophical counsellor and is also trained as a life coach and integrative counsellor.  He works in the NHS as a CBT therapist and in private practice in London as a psychotherapist & counsellor. He is a past Chair of the Society for Philosophy in Practice (SPP) and was the founding editor of Practical Philosophy. He is  the author of Wise Therapy (Sage, 2001) and Achieve your Potential with Positive Psychology (Hodder Teach Yourself Books, 2014). You can read more about Tim’s work on his blog, Socrates Satisfied, and his website.

Gregory Lopez is a practicing secular Buddhist and Stoic, founder and facilitator of the New York City Stoics meetup, co-host of Stoic Camp New York, Director of Membership for the Stoic Fellowship, and co-organizer of STOICON 2016. He also runs a nonprofit that uses cognitive behavioral therapy, which is what led to his interest in Stoicism. His professional and academic background is in pharmacy and basic science. His other interests include psychology, statistics, philosophy, and swing dancing.

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He has a background in evolutionary biology and philosophy of science, and has published over 150 scholarly papers. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including Nonsense on Stilts: How To Tell Science from Bunk, Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life, and How to Be a Stoic: Using ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. He blogs about general philosophy at platofootnote.org and about Stoicism at howtobeastoic.org.

Donald Robertson is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, trainer, and author who specialises in the treatment of anxiety and the use of CBT and clinical hypnotherapy. He is the author of many articles on philosophy and psychotherapy in professional journals. Two of his more recent books include Teach Yourself Stoicism and the art of Happiness (2013)Build your Resilience (2012). Read more about Donald’s work on his blog, The Philosophy of CBT.

Greg Sadler is the current editor of Stoicism Today.  After an academic career as a professor of philosophy, active in teaching, research, faculty development, and institutional leadership, he founded the company ReasonIO,  started a popular philosophy YouTube channel, and began working with clients as an APPA-certified philosophical counselor.  He also engages in executive coaching, public speaking, ethics training, and curriculum design.

Piotr Stankiewicz is an author and lecturer affiliated with the University of Warsaw in Poland. He is currently working on making his Stoic books available in English. In the meanwhile he advances Stoic and non-Stoic agendas in his native Polish.

Supporting Team Members

Modern Stoicism’s projects – including Stoicon, Stoicism Today, and Stoic Week – have received valuable support from several people in particular.

Rocío de Torres is a senior designer and studio manager at Two Digital Marketing, who also has her own freelance design practice.  Her graphic design work graces a number of Modern Stoicism’s projects, lending to them a consistent and dynamic aesthetic that weds classical and contemporary motifs.

Tom McConnell is the editorial assistant for Stoicism Today.  He received his BA in Classics at the Department. Having taken part in the initial Stoic Week, he has also given a presentation on Stoic Week at a conference for student-led teaching. 

 

Emeritus Modern Stoicism Team Members

Each of these members took part in the early development of the Stoicism today project, and contributed invaluable expertise, time, and labor to furthering and building Modern Stoicism.  A debt of gratitude is owed each of them for their service.

Jules Evans is passionate about how people use ancient Greek and Roman philosophies today, as well as the links between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Stoic philosophy. You can read more in his book Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations. He is policy director for the Centre of the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, London. He has developed a course of practical philosophy for Low Moss Prison and Saracens rugby club. For more of Jules’ work, see his blog, Philosophy for Life

Gill Garratt is a Senior Accredited R.E.B.T. Practitioner, holds an MA in Psychology from The University of London and an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. Gill has 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and practises in Cornwall. She has written Introducing CBT for Work. For more about Gill’s work, see her website.

John Sellars is currently a Research Fellow at King’s College London. His principal area of research is Ancient philosophy, but he is equally interested in its later influence and have wide interests in Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern philosophy. He has written two books on Stoic philosophy: Stoicism and The Art of Living.  Read more about John’s work on his website.

Patrick Ussher is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, working on Stoic ideas of ethical development. His MA dissertation compared Stoicism and ‘Western’ Buddhism. He managed the Stoicism Today blog from its inception in 2012 until March 2016 when he left the Stoicism Today project to focus on other work commitments. He also edited the first two collections of writings of applying Stoicism to the modern world, Stoicism Today: Selected Writings volume 1, and volume 2.   You can read more about Patrick’s research on his Exeter Profile here.  

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  1. The video clip really captures the essence of the weekend conference. The energy and commitment to the project was an exciting start. The integration of philosophy, psychology, the natural sciences and literature providing us with a stimulating base to work towards promoting holistic health care. ‘Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.’ William Wordsworth
    Thanks for setting up the blog and website.