Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where his research interests include the cross-cultural and historical uses of psychoactive substances; public, professional and school-based drug education; and creating healthy public policy to maximize benefits and minimize harms from currently illegal drugs.
Kenneth is a member of the Advisory Board of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada, and has been active in the field of psychedelic studies for more than fourteen years. His Ph.D. dissertation (and earlier M.A. thesis) in Education developed the concept of “entheogenic education,” a theoretical frame for understanding how psychedelic plants and substances—in particular the Amazonian brew ayahuasca—can function as cognitive tools for learning.
More information about Kenneth and his academic interests can be found on his personal homepage: www.kentupper.com