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Dr. William Kallfelz 

Personal Profile

After serving academia for more than two decades, in 2022 I left my university position to join my wife in her/our journey. Now, starting Kallfelz Academy, I am delighted to provide my expertise to assist with educational, scientific, and applied projects that serve students, educators, scientists, and tech innovators. I encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss how we can support you in achieving your project objectives. Let's collaborate to make a meaningful impact in our respective areas of focus.

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William Kallfelz

Education

2003-2008

University of Maryland, at College Park 

PhD

Department of Philosophy
Topic: Clifford Algebra, a case for geometric and ontological unification

1993-1996

Georgia Institute of Technology

MSc

Department of Mathematics

Topic: Discrete Mathematics

1989-1996

Emory University

MTS

Candler School of Theology
Topic: Systematic and Historical Theology

1990-1991

Georgia Institute of Technology

MSc

Department of Earth and Athmospheric Sciences
Topic: Atmospheric Dynamics and Physical Meteorology

1991-1993

Georgia Institute of Technology

MSc

Department of Physics
Topic: Semiclassical Methods and Quantum Information and Quantum Electrodynamics

1984-1989

Georgia Institute of Technology

BSc

Department of Physics
Topic: General Theoretical Physics

Work Experience

Since 2024

Kallfelz Education Services

 

Owner and Manager

2013--2022

Mississippi State University

Instructor of Philosophy and Religion

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

2009-2010

New Mexico State University

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy

2008-2009

University of Central Washington

Lecturer

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

2010

John Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth Summer Program

Instructor

Logic June-August, 2010– Loyola Marymount University site, Los Angeles, CA. 

 

Fast-Paced Physics (Sessions I & II) June-August, 2006-2009 – Skidmore College site, Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

Fast-Paced Physics (Session II) July-August, 2005 – Franklin & Marshall College site, Lancaster, PA.

 

Discrete Mathematics (Session I) June-July, 2004 –Roger Williams University site, Bristol, RI.

Selected Publications, Conferences, and Grants

 

Books: 

 

  • Kallfelz, William M. Introduction to Religion: An Integrative and Intuitive Approach (electronic textbook). Dubue, IA: Great River Learning- August, 2019.                                                                                                              ISBN: 9781644960516 https://www.greatriverlearning.com/product-details/1649

 

 

Papers, Articles (Published and Publicly Archived):

 

  • Kallfelz, William M., "Ontic Structural Realism , Information, and Natural Necessity: Where Naturalism and Analytic Metaphysics Can Find Common Ground,” (posted: June 4, 2013) http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/9814/

  • Kallfelz, William M., "Modal Rationalism and Constructive Realism: Models and Their Modality,” (posted: July 27, 2010) http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00005489/

  • Kallfelz, William M., "A Response to G.B. Bagci's 'Ghirardi-Rimini-Collapse Theory and Whiteheadean Process Philosophy',” Process Studies, Natural Sciences Focus Section, Pete Gunter, ed., vol. 38 n.2, 2009, pp. 394-411.

  • Kallfelz, William M., “Physical Emergence and Process Ontology,” World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, special issue on process thought and natural science, special editors: Franz Riffert and Timothy Eastman, vol. 65 issue 1, 2009, pp. 42-60.

  • Kallfelz, William M., “Methodological Fundamentalism: or Why Batterman’s Different Notions of ‘Fundamentalism’ may not Make a Difference” (posted: June 16, 2006) http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00002801

  • Kallfelz, William M: “The History of Physics in Georgia” The New Georgia Encyclopaedia (online) published 9/01/2005 http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2776

  • David R Finkelstein & W. M Kallfelz, “Organism And Physics,” Process Studies, Fall-Winter 1997, vol 26/ 3-4, pp. 279-292.

  • Kallfelz, William M., Process Studies (Book Review) “Sunny Auyang’s ‘How is Quantum Field Theory Possible?’” Process Studies, Fall-Winter 1997, vol 26/ 3-4, pp. 324-326.

 

Conference Presentations (international and regional):  

http://www.wise.virginia.edu/college_relations/documents/medrensched05.pdf

Grants and Distinctions:

  • Forum Scientarum, Tuebingen University, Tuebingen, Baden-Wuettenberg, Germany-Participant and presenter, in the International Summer School on the Philosophical Hiistory of Space and Time, August 5-9, 2013

     

  • Fetzer-Franklin Fund, quantum praxiology research fund ($190,000) awarded March 24, 2008. “Logical Causality in Quantum Mechanics.” Research team: Dr. Michael Epperson (Philosophy of Science Specialist and Team Leader and Principal Investigator), Dr. Timothy Eastman (Space Physicist and Project Manager and Principal Co-Investigator), Dr. David R. Finkelstein (Senior Quantum Physicist), Dr., Henry Stapp (Senior Quantum Physicist). Consultants: Dr. Efstraitios Manousakis (Physicist), Dr. Jorge Nobo (Philosopher), Dr. George W. Shields (Philosopher), Dr. Mohsen-Shiri Garakani (Mathematical Physicist), William Kallfelz (Physics and Philosophy of Science). Research team homepage:

    http://www.csus.edu/cpns/research.html

     

  • Science and Transcendence Advanced Research Series (STARS) Research Planning Grant ($20,000), awarded June 15, 2007. “Quantum Physical Investigations into the Causal and Logical Orders and the Physical Basis of Possibility.” Research team: Dr. Timothy Eastman (Space Physicist and Project Manager), Dr. Michael Epperson (Philosophy of Science Specialist and Team Leader), Dr. David R. Finkelstein (Senior Quantum Physicist), Dr. Mohsen-Shiri Garakani (Mathematical Physicist), William Kallfelz (Mathematical Physicist), Dr. Henry Stapp (Senior Quantum Physicist). http://www.ctns.org/stars_planning.html

     

  • Participant, Center for Quantum Studies, George Mason University, (Fairfax, Virginia). Worksop/Seminar: “Non-Locality in Quantum Dynamics,” hosted by Drs. Yakir Aharanov and Sandu Popescu, February 12-13, 2007.

     

  • National Science Foundation Grant Recipient; for attending IQSA 2004 (International Quantum Structures Association Biennual Meeting) meeting, held July 17-22, at the University of Denver, Colorado. http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/IQSA/conferences.html 

     

  • Georgia Council of the Humanities: Commission to write “The History of Physics in Georgia” to appear in the on-line NewGeorgia Encyclopedia. Originally commissioned: March 1, 2003. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Home.jsp

     

  • KIRA 2002/1998: Recipient, alumni fellowship (2002 conference). Recipient of graduate/post-graduate fellowship interdisciplinary program in sciences and humanities (held at Amherst College MA August 1 1998-August 15, 1998.) http://www.kira.org/

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