Dr. Peter C. Bishop
Peter C. Bishop, Ph.D., APF is coeditor of
Thinking about the Future, Guidelines for Strategic
Associate Professor of
Foresight, and Coordinator of the graduate program in Futures Studies at
the University of Houston. He specializes in techniques for long
term forecasting and planning. He delivers keynote addresses and
conducts seminars on the future for business, government and
not-for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups in developing
scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future.
His clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Waitt Family Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston’s Future. He is also a founding board member of the new Association of Professional Futurists, and he is President of his own firm, Strategic Foresight and Development, which offers education and training in futures thinking and techniques to the corporate market.
His research interests include:
- Quantitative Futures Research, Using Systems Approaches, World Futures
- Social Change, Theories of Society
- Our Future in Space, Future of Biotechnology, Future of Energy and the Environment
- Philosophy of Science, Research Methods and Statistics