…an inventive, interdisciplinary thinker, writer, and teacher in philosophy and the sciences.

– Engaging presenter and discussion starter, thrives on student questions
– Clear, organized, efficient thinker and writer able to render complex ideas accessible
– Employs multiple teaching modalities: breakout groups, physical movement, video, imagery, hands on activities, engagement with the natural world
– Delivers encouraging and challenging feedback to empower people to their highest abilities in writing, research, and critical thinking
– 7+ years experience online and hybrid course design and delivery,
– Proficient in multiple online Classroom Management Systems: Canvas, Caucus, MyCIIS, University of Phoenix’s old and new classrooms
– Proficient with Adobe Captivate tutorial development and voice recording


Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion, May 2010
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA, GPA 3.85
Concentration: Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC)
AOS: Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Religion
Committee: Brian Swimme (chair), Sean Kelly, Don Salisbury

M.A. in Philosophy and Religion, December 2003
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA, GPA 3.73
Concentration: Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC)

B.A. in Philosophy/Religion and Physics, 2001
Austin College, Sherman, TX
Robert T. Mason all-school athletics Sportsmanship Award 2000-2001
National Honor Society for Students in Physics, Sigma Pi Sigma, 2001
NCAA Div III Southwest Conference Champions, Women’s Soccer 2000
Athletic All Conference 1998, 2nd Team All East Division Forward, Soccer 1998
Universe Semester, Fall 1999
Columbia University, Astrophysics program at Biosphere 2, Tuscon, AZ
“Gave the Most Back” award

University of Phoenix $1000 General Research Grant toward article publication
Yoga Science Foundation, $2000 toward editing dissertation for popular publication. The manuscript, “The Texture of Time: A Fractal Topology,” is forthcoming.
Austin College Academic Scholarship $4000/yr 1997-2001
Austin American Statesman Portfolio Contest 1997, 3rd place, $1000 scholarship

Teaching/Mentoring Experience

Assistant Professor, June 2010 – present
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
16 courses, both in person and online including:
“The Texture of Time” and “Modern Physics for Everyone” in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness graduate program
“Symmetry in Nature,” “Sacred Geometry,” “Mathematical Archetypes,” and “Infographics” for the Bachelor’s Completion program

Director, Jan 2018 – Aug 2018
Integrity Academy at Casa de Luz Center for Integral Studies

Mentor, Oct 2016 – Dec 2017
Integrity Academy at Casa de Luz Center for Integral Studies
Mentor for students age 7 – 13, all subjects

Associate Faculty, Dec 2010 – 2016
University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies, Business and Management doctoral programs
23 sections of “Knowledge in Theory and Practice,” and “Constructing Meaning”
on epistemology and post-modernism respectively

Adjunct Faculty, March 2013 – June 2013
John F. Kennedy University. Pleasant Hill, CA
Co-taught “Cosmology and Consciousness” for MA in Consciousness Studies

Religion Instructor, Aug 2011 – Dec 2011
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
Alameda, CA

Exhibit Coordinator, Sept 2010 – April 2011
Yuri’s Night Bay Area with NASA Ames Research Center via Symbiosis Events
Coordinated 70 interactive educational STEM exhibits for 6000+ students

Instructor, April 2009 – Aug 2010
University of Texas Informal Classes, Austin, TX
“Modern Physics for Everyone” and “World Religions: Mysticism”

Web Tutorial Developer, Aug 2007 – 2015

Tutor, 2006 – 2010
religion, physics, astronomy
home and public schooled students, elementary through undergraduate

Editor of Online Physics Course, Nov 2006 – Sept 2007
University of Texas Continuing Education, Austin, TX

Adjunct Faculty: World Religions, June 2006 – May 2008
Western International University, Phoenix, AZ
Facilitating online discussion for World Religions class, providing copious feedback, and grading assignments

Mental Health Counselor/Case Manager, 2001-2002
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Community House Mental Health Agency, Seattle, WA
Helped folks with severe mental illness navigate their lives
Facilitated small groups and led outings

Teaching Assistant/Mentor, Austin College, 2000
“Modern Cosmology” a freshman introductory course, mentoring 20 freshmen

Resident Assistant, Austin College, 1998-1999
Planning hall activities and educational events, mentoring 20 freshmen

Retreat Leader, 1994-2001
Large group presentations and small group facilitation
Austin College ACtivators retreat team 1997-2001
Church Relations Intern / Retreat Team Director 2000-2001
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Austin ,TX, 1994-1999


Welch, Kerri, 2020 (2010). A Fractal Topology of Time: Deepening Into Timelessness. Austin, TX. Fox Finding Press.

Book Contributions:
Welch, Kerri, 2018. “Earth Centering” in Order of the Sacred Earth: An
Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action
by Matthew Fox, Skylar
Wilson, and Jennifer Listug.  Rhinebeck NY: Monkfish.

Welch, Kerri and Michael Garfield. 2017. “Fractal Synchronicity and the Future of Time” in Future Fossils, Ep 45.

Welch, Kerri. 2010. A Fractal Topology of Time: Implications for Consciousness and Cosmology. Ann Harbor, MI: ProQuest.

Top 2-3% of views on, 700+ followers from nearly every country in the world (22 in the past 30 days alone).

Blog: The Texture of Time: The Science of Temporal Perception.

“The Texture of Time: Fractal Time and Astrological Cycles”
Invited presentation Trust Psyche live stream, Nov. 3, 2019

Temporal Experience, Brainwave States, and Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness.”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct. 30, 2019

Temporal Experience, Brainwave States, and Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness.”
48th Annual Gebser Society Conference: Gebser and Asia, Boulder, CO,
Oct. 13, 2018

“Fractal Time”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Nov 2016

“Time and Astrology”
Invited presentation for Astrological Society of Austin
Oct 17, 2015

“The Texture of Time”
Invited presentation for the Institute of Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies
Oct 21, 2014

“The Human Experience of Time” with Dr. David Gilden, Brannen Temple, and Rebecca McInroy
Austin Public Radio KUT’s Views and Brews. May 6, 2014

“The Texture of Time: A Fractal Topology”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct 2013

“The Texture of Time: A Fractal Topology”
Burning Man, Camp Cosmicopia, Black Rock City, NV, Aug 2013

“Pink Noise: Recalibrating Fractal Harmonics from Modern World Dis-Ease via Natural World Tuning”

CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct 2012

“A Fractal Topology of Time”
Science and Non-duality Conference, San Rafael, CA, Oct 2011

“The Science of Temporal Perception”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Sept 2011

“A Fractal Topology of Time”
Dissertation Defense, CIIS, San Francisco, CA, Feb 12, 2010.

“Time and Quantum Consciousness”
at “The Nature of Time: A Mini-Symposium on Lessons from the Foundations of Relativity and Quantum Physics,” Austin College, Sherman, TX, Feb. 26-27, 2007

“A Fractal Topology of Time”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct 2006

“Deep Transcendence: Fractal time and the feminine perspective”
Guest Lecturer for Charlene Spretnak’s class “Feminist Perspectives on Western Culture” at CIIS, San Francisco, CA, March 2005

“The Speed of Time” and “Irigaray” with Charlene Spretnak and others
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct 2004

“Quantum Consciousness”
CIIS PCC Annual Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA, Oct 2003