Meet the Guerrilla Scholars

sheldon_head_shotSheldon Greaves, Ph.D., Founder
Sheldon assumed the moniker “Guerrilla Scholar” back in 1991 as a description of scholarship and intellectual work done outside the halls of academe and in unconventional ways. He received his doctorate in ancient Near Eastern Studies, with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible, in 1996.

Since then he has worked as a Silicon Valley technical writer, a member of a team designing an amateur-built space vehicle, and co-founder of Henley-Putnam University, the first private university designed specifically to serve the Intelligence Community. He worked at Stanford University as an adjunct instructor, a mistake he does not intend to repeat. Sheldon continues to teach local seminars on Bible-related topics. He recorded a 50-part podcast on “Discovering the Old Testament,” available on iTunes. He currently works as an intelligence analyst for a major financial corporation.

denise_head_shotDenise D. Greaves, Ph.D.
Denise Greaves is a Classicist with over twenty years of experience in the field. She teaches courses in the history of intelligence, and comparative religion. Dr. Greaves was the very first faculty member at Henley-Putnam University. She is an expert on communications, geographic science, and travel in the ancient world. During her time at Stanford University she taught courses in the history and politics of ancient Greece and Rome. She has written on a wide range of topics, from several articles on music, theater, and architecture for the most recent edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, to articles on New England entomology. Dr. Greaves is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. She received her Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 1994.

as_79Albert Stetz, Ph.D.
In his own words, “I am a professor of physics, now technically retired. (In other words I don’t have to attend faculty meetings.) For years I have been teaching a course in OSU’s Honors College about issues that relate religion and science. One of the most exciting of these issues is the nature of human consciousness. Physics is relevant to this in a rather negative way. If one assumes that the brain is just a vast array of electro-chemical circuitry obeying the laws of physics, one arrives at a philosophical position called – not surprisingly – physicalism. The problem is that physicalism is woefully inadequate to explain all those aspects of consciousness that seem so obviously real. But if physics is not enough – that opens the door to new modes of explanation.”

Dr. Stetz is the author of the recently-published book, Lectures on Nonlinear Mechanics and Chaos Theory.

peter_fritschPeter Fritsch
Peter lives and works in the internationally renowned cultural icon city of Pecs, Hungary, is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Oregon and in process of being licensed to officiate in the Diocese of Europe for the Church of England.

He is the author of A Moment of Great Power: Generational Healing and Sacramental Prayer, and Dreams: A Spiritual Guide to Healing and Wholeness.

 

gazeley_billWilliam Gazeley
Bill Gazeley earned bachelors degrees in physics and mathematics from Oregon State University, which included a year of study at the Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet in Tuebingen, German and extensive travel throughout Europe. This was followed with a masters in Physics from the University of Maryland at College Park, including a break for a winter season to ski the powder of Alta, Utah. He then returned to Oregon State University to earn a masters in electrical engineering, which he has been practicing for last 27 years in the design and modeling of integrated circuits and optoelectronic devices. Bill was initially drawn into physics by his fascination with electromagnetic phenomena and light as an electromagnetic wave. Bill has explored interests in philosophy, religion, history and languages, as well as chaos, fractals, and emergence, and most recently, systems science.

massie_craigCraig Massie
Craig is a mechanical engineer by training, a project manager with 30 years of public infrastructure experience and a seasoned high school Sunday school teacher, and wine maker.  In addition, he studied some religion and psychology at Oregon State University with professors Marcus Borg and Ron Clark.  Craig is fascinated by the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures and early Christianity.