Membership

The Serendipity Society was co-founded in 2016 by Lori McCay-Peet and Samantha Copeland, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then our membership has expanded by invitation, by word, and by serendipity to include all of those listed below.

Current Society Chairs: Samantha Copeland & Wendy Ross

Symposia Chair: Wendy Ross

Resources Manager: Sabrina Sauer
Membership Network Manager: Chris Tinetti

Chair of the Serendipity Academic Researchers Network (SARN): Stephann Makri

Biennial Conference Chairs 
September 5 & 6 2019, Stephann Makri & Wendy Ross
City – University of London State of the Art: Serendipity Research as an Emerging Field #sersoc19


Members

  • Naresh Agarwal,* Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science
  • Pierpaolo Andriani,* Kedge Business School, Marseilles
  • Sam Arbesman, Lux Capital
  • Selene Arfini,* University of Chieti and Pescara, Department of Philosophy, Education and Economical-quantitative Sciences
  • Nishtha Arora, Department of Commerce and Business Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Nigel Ash, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Ted Avraham,* Duke University, Physics Department
  • Emanuele Bardone,* Institute of Education, University of Tartu
  • Thomas Baruzzi, University of Edinburgh, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • Jamshid Beheshti,* McGill University, School of Information Studies
  • Bernard Beitman,* University of Virginia
  • Tommaso Bertolotti,* University of Pavia, Department of Humanities-Philosophy Division
  • Anirban Bhattacharjee, Trinity College Dublin, Computer Science – Intelligent Systems
  • Lennart Björneborn,* University of Copenhagen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
  • Toine Bogers,* Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University
  • Daniele Bourcier,* University of Paris 2 & CNRS (Law & AI)
  • Christian Busch,* London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Jim Bright,* School of Education, Australian Catholic University
  • Sarah Buchanan, Library and Information Science, University of Missouri
  • Toby Burrows,* Library Manager, University of Western Australia
  • Bethany Butzer, School of Psychology, University of New York in Prague
  • José Campos,* Centre for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Sylvie Catellin,* University of Versailles Saint-Quentin – University Paris-Saclay, Cultural and International Studies Institute
  • Ricardo Peraça Cavassane, Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Samantha Copeland,* TU Delft, Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section
  • Jaered Koichi Croes
  • Frédéric Darbellay,* University of Geneva, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Unit, Center for Children’s Rights Studies
  • Auguste Dumouilla, Institut de psychology, Laboratoire Adaptations Travail-Individu, Université Paris Descartes
  • Zohreh Dehghani Champiri, University of Malaya, Computer Science (HCI)
  • Claus Emmeche, Section for Science Studies, Dept. of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sanda Erdelez,* School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston
  • Maier Fenster, Patent attorney
  • Debra Ferdinand, Course Coordinator-Facilitator, The University of the West Indies Open Campus, Trinidad
  • Allen Foster,* Aberystwyth University, Information Studies
  • Raghu Garud,* Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania State University
  • Nicole Guenther, M.A.
  • Ken Gilhooly, School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire
  • Vlad Glaveanu, Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation, and Department of Psychology and Counselling, Webster University, Geneva
  • Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez, São Paulo State University
  • Frederick Grinnell*, Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science, Department of Cell Biology, Ethics in Science and Medicine Program, UT Southwestern Med Ctr, Dallas
  • Ilan Guinguis Duenas
  • Abhishek Gupta, Founder and PI, Montreal AI Ethics Institute, Machine Learning Engineer & CSE Responsible AI Board Member, Microsoft
  • John Hagel,* Deloitte Centre for the Edge
  • Sarah Hasnain, Space Exploration, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Walter Hehl,* Physics & Innovation Management
  • Jannica Heinström,* Department of Archivists, Library & Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • David Hench, Synchronicity & Special Probability
  • Geoffrey Evamy Hill, OCAD University, Strategic Foresight and Innovation Program
  • Ellen Hoard
  • Jarno Hoekman, Universiteit Utrecht, Innovation Studies
  • Mark Hopkins, INTEGRIS Health and New York University
  • Mette Høst, Art & Science, Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
  • Sveinn Breki Hróbjartsson, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
  • Axel Ienna, Livolution, London UK
  • Debbie Jenkins, Author, Writing Mentor & Creation Coach
  • Rafael Jiménez, Seenapse founder
  • Mark Johansen, Cardiff University, School of Psychology
  • KC Jones, Realtor
  • Ilkka Kakko,* Founder and Partner, Karostech Ltd, Finland
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Pagan Kennedy*
  • Ali Khalili,* Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Research Group, AI Section, Dept. of Computer Science & The Network Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dave King, Exaptive Inc.
  • Paulina Larocca, Creative Catalyst
  • Greg Lindsay,* New Cities Foundation
  • Gerhard Bruno Erich Lock, Tallinn University, Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School & Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
  • Guzmán López,* University of Valencia
  • Markus Luczak-Roesch,* Victoria University of Wellington, School of Information Management, Victoria Business School
  • Lori Lutze, Leadership Development
  • Alexia Maddox,* Deakin University Library & RMIT
  • Stephann Makri,* City, University of London
  • Paul March, Visual Artist, Archaeology at University of Oxford
  • Daria Miyeko Marinelli, Freelance Playwright-Screenwriter
  • Kim Martin,* University of Guelph
  • Nora Martin, University of Technology, Sydney, School of Communication
  • Dana McKay, iSchool, University of Melbourne
  • Lori McCay-Peet,* Nova Scotia Government; Dalhousie University, School of Information Management
  • Philip Merry, Philip Merry Consulting Group
  • Ryan J. A. Murphy, Management (Information Systems) at Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Chris Napolitano,* University of Zurich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Maja Naumczyk, Glasgow School of Art
  • Sky Nelson, The Synchronicity Institute
  • Simon Niemann, DFG-Research Training Group in Aesthetic Practice, University of Hildesheim
  • Xi Niu*College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Software and Information Systems
  • Andrei Orasanu, Cognitive Science
  • Magda Osman, Queen Mary University of London, Experimental Psychology
  • Emilie Palagi*, Computer Sciences – Human Computer Interaction and UX Research
  • Jitesh Parikh, University of Queensland Australia, Business Leadership Program
  • Marco Patriarca, NICPB – National Institute of Chemical Physics & Biophysics, Tallinn
  • Miguel Pina e Cunha,* Nova School of Business and Economics
  • Nils Pharo, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Fatemeh Qasemi, Philosophy of Science, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran
  • Giulio Quaggiotto, Head, Regional Innovation Center, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia Pacific
  • Anabel Quan-Haase,* Western University, Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Department of Sociology
  • Tammera Race, Systems, Metadata & Assessment, Jane Bancroft Cook Library, Florida
  • Sharon Hewitt RawlettePhilosopher, USA/France
  • Alonso ReateguiSan Francisco State University, Philosophy
  • Deryck Rensburg, Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School
  • Urbano Reviglio,* LAST-JD International Joint Doctorate in Law, Science and Technology, University of Bologne
  • Mariana Vitti Rodrigues, São Paulo State University
  • Wendy Ross,* Kingston University, London UK
  • Martin Sand, Delft University of Technology, Department of Values, Technology and Innovation
  • Sabrina Sauer,* University of Groningen, Media Studies & Journalism Department
  • Jean-Michel Saussois, Emeritus Professor ESCP
  • Joseph Schwab, Bridgewater State University, Psychology Department
  • Colleen Seifert, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Alison Shaw, Flipside Sustainability
  • Sean Silver,* Rutgers University
  • Annelien Smets, imec-SMIT-VUB, Studies in Media, Innovation & Technology
  • Yosef Solomon,* Bar-Ilan University, Department of Information Science
  • Michael Soto, University of Minnesota, The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change & the Spark Collaboration
  • Omar Sosa-Tzec, School of Design, San Fransisco State University
  • Xu Sun,* University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Maria Taramigkou,* Information Management Unit, National Technical University of Athens
  • Misha Teplitskiy, University of Michigan School of Information
  • David Thompson, Co-founder, Lunch Roulette
  • Chris Tinetti, Founder, Belmont & Hawthorne Co.
  • Elaine Toms,* Sheffield University Management School, Information Innovation & Management
  • Topp and Dubio, Artists, the Hague
  • Angélica Cabrera Torrecilla, UNAM, Department of Philosophy
  • Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau*, Department of Psychology, Kingston University
  • Pek van Andel,* University Medical Center Groningen
  • Simone van Neervan, Adaptable mindset & innovation, reBella
  • Deb Verhoeven,* Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics, University of Alberta
  • Mariia Vitrukh, Education Policy & Evaluation, Arizona State University
  • David Weaver
  • Kashay Webb, Philosophy, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Peter Wells,* Dalhousie University, Marine Affairs Program and International Ocean Institute
  • Teodoro Wigodski, Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Business Ethics
  • Alex Williams, Liaison Librarian, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • Sabine Winters, Founder and Program Curator of Futurebased.org
  • Iwan Wopereis,* Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Open University of the Netherlands
  • Borchuluun Yadamsuren,* Northwestern University
  • Ohid Yaqub,* Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
  • Jonah Zankl, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 
  • Xiaosong Zhou, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

* Publications by these members are cited on our Resources page
N.B. There are no membership fees, and we especially encourage junior scholars to join. Further, publications on serendipity are not necessary for membership.