Steve is an astronomer, educator, and author who has taught astronomy, physics, and consciousness studies at colleges, universities, and learning centers across the US for over twenty-five years. He has worked as a data analyst for the Hubble Space Telescope and as Observatory Supervisor at Williams College, where he participated in scientific research expeditions around the world to study the dynamics of the solar corona during solar eclipses. He also served as core faculty in the Consciousness, Healing and Ecology program at New College of California.

While attending the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS, his longstanding interest in the cross-fertilization of science and spirituality led him to write his first book Cosmic Conversations, a collection of interviews on the nature of the universe with leading-edge thinkers from diverse disciplines. His curiosity and academic interests continue to include: investigations of dark matter in galaxies and multidisciplinary and revelatory approaches to exploring the universe. He is currently co-director of the continuing care program at the Center for Spiritual Emergence in Asheville, NC where he assists clients in living more conscious lives from an expansive perspective.


  • Cosmology and Consciousness

Selected Publications

Cosmic Conversations: Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2009.

Modern Cosmology and Indigenous Wisdom, Shaman’s Drum Journal, 78 (2008).

Credentials & Accolades

BA Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University

MS Physics (Astronomy), University of Wyoming