Zak Stein

Director of Assessment and Student Development


Meridian University

Zachary Stein received his Bachelor’s from Hampshire College, and his Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The co-founder of Lectica, Inc., an organization dedicated to the reform of large scale standardized testing, Zak’s work focuses on social justice and education through the lenses of developmental psychology and integral meta-theories. Zak’s publications have focused on topics in the philosophy of education, neuroscience, developmental psychology, and psychometrics, in such journals as American Psychologist, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Integral Review, and Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. His most recent publication is Social Justice and Educational Measurement: John Rawls, the History of Testing, and the Future of Education (Roumore...

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  1. Stein, Zachary and Gafni, Marc Reimagining Humanity’s Identity: Responding to the Second Shock of Existence. World Future Review, 7 (1). pp. 1-10.
  2. Stein, Zachary Beyond nature and humanity: Reflections on the emergence and purposes of meta-theories. In: Metatheory for the 21st century: critical realism and integral theory in dialogue. Routledge, New York.
  3. Stein, Zachary (2015) Integral Theory, Pragmatism, and the Future of Philosophy. In: Dancing with Sophia: Integral approaches to philosophy. SUNY press.
  4. Stein, Zachary (2015) On the Use of the Term Integral. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 9 (2). pp. 103-113.
  5. Stein, Zachary (2014) Tipping the scales: social justice and educational measurement. Doctoral thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  6. Stein, Zachary (2014) Social Justice and Educational Measurement: A Thumbnail Sketch. Doctoral thesis, Harvard University.
  7. Stein, Zachary (2014) On Spiritual Books and their Readers: A Review of Radical Kabbalah. Integral Review, 10 (1). pp. 168-178.
  8. Stein, Zachary and Dawson, Theo and Van Rossum, Zachary and Rothaizer, Joel and Hill, Sandra (2014) Virtuous cycles of learning: using formative, embedded, and diagnostic developmental assessments in a large-scale leadership program. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 9 (1). pp. 1-11.
  9. Stein, Zachary (2013) Ethics & the new education: psychopharmacology, psychometrics, & the future of human capital. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 8 (3-4). pp. 146-162.
  10. Stein, Zachary and Connell, Michael and Gardener, Howard (2012) Bridging between brain science and educational practice with design patterns. In: Neuroscience in Education: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Oxford University Press, pp. 265-285. ISBN 9780199600496