• Futures Studies, Regenerative Cities, Anticipatory Governance
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Shermon O. Cruz

Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background

  • PhD Candidate, Anticipatory Governance and Regenerative Cities, at the University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science with units in Economics, Northwestern University

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Executive Director and Chief Futurist, Center for Engaged Foresight
  • UNESCO Chair, Anticipatory Governance and Regenerative Cities, Northwestern University
  • Chair and Board Member, Association of Professional Futurists, US
  • Chair, The Millennium Project Philippines Node
  • Affiliate Chair, Responsible Foresight for Sustainable Development, University of Lincoln International Business School, UK
  • Research Partner, Foresight, EDHEC Business School
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Global Future Society, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Co-founder and Partner, Make Our Future, United States
  • Co-founder and Organizing Member, Asia Pacific Futures Network 
  • Regional Editor, Journal of Futures Studies
  • Editor, Foresight, Emerald
  • Partner, Supertrends Institute, Switzerland
  • Partner, CSIRO Data 61 Foresight Network, Australia
  • Senior Futures Consultant, Asian Development Bank
  • Senior Futures Consultant, US-AID Opportunity 2.0 Program and TESDA 
  • Senior Futures Consultant and Resource Person, Department of Health
  • Senior Futures Consultant and Resource Person, Department of Science and Technology
  • Consultant and Resource Person, National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Resource Person/Judge, Next Generation Foresight Award, School of International Futures, London
  • Foresight Consultant and Resource Person, National Economic Development Authority
  • Futures Advisor/Consultant, East-West Leadership Academy
  • Instructor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Executive Education Program, National University of Singapore
  • Futures Consultant and Trainer, Smart City Development Al Madinah Regional Development Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • Resource Person/Consultant, Development Academy of the Philippines Center for Strategic Futures
  • Resource Person/Consultant, OECD Foresight
  • Resource Person/Consultant, UNESCO Foresight
  • Resource Person/Lecturer, Philippine Public Safety College
  • Former Association Dean, College of Arts and Science, Northwestern University
  • Former Department Chair, Public Administration, Northwestern University
  • Former Executive Assistant to the Governor, Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte
  • Former Policy Advisor/Consultant, Sangguaniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Ilocos Norte 
  • Former Resource Person in Policy Foresight, DAP-GSPDM & NUCESO & Aboitiz
  • Former Resource Person/Faculty, Public Policy and Anticipatory Governance, UP-NCPAG
  • Former Course Director and Full Member, World Futures Studies Federation
  • Resource Person and Associate Member, Business Constitute Institute
  • Co-founder, Vice-President and Chief Futurist, Philippine Futures Thinking Society
  • Manager, Business Continuity, Price WaterHouse Coopers, Acceleration Center, Philippines
  • Location Leader, Business Continuity and Risk Management, EY Global Delivery Center, Philippines
  • Consultant, Business Continuity Management Services, John Clements Consulting
  • Senior Analyst and Location Leader for Business Continuity, Accenture Philippines

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • 2002 Higher Degree by Research Scholar at the University of Sunshine Coast (UniSC) and the Commonwealth Government of Australia
  • 2014 Recipient, Early Career Social Scientists from the Global South by the International Social Science Council, the World Social Science Council, International Development Research Center and the Kingdom of Sweden
  • 2019 Northwestern University Outstanding Alumni Awardee
  • 2018 EY Risk Management Global Spot Awardee
  • 2018 A-List Award for Value Creation, Accenture Philippines
  • 2018 Emerging Leaders Awardee, Accenture Philippines 
  • 2004 National Maharlika Leadership Award
  • 2000 Presidential Student Leadership Award, Northwestern University

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