"A former Roman Catholic seminarian, Dr. Neal King has lived and worked in both Buddhist and Muslim cultures in the third world and has enjoyed a life- long fascination with comparative cosmologies – the study of how different people and cultures understand their relationship with forces larger than themselves.
"Dr. King is a psychologist by training, having completed his graduate study at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the ITP community he was President of Antioch University Los Angeles. With extensive experience as a psychologist in private practice in Northern California for fourteen years, Dr. King has served in a variety of faculty and administrative positions in non-profit, public and private, for-profit and state settings. He was the founding director of the Psy.D. Program at John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area, the founding campus president of what was then the University of Sarasota Orange County, California campus, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at a small art and design college in Colorado. He has previously been a high school English teacher and counselor in Northern California, London, Laos and Algeria.
"Dr. King has served as a volunteer consultant for three of the six regional accrediting bodies for higher education in the United States, including the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). He was recently asked by WASC to join their Eligibility Review Committee.
"Both at Antioch New England and at Antioch University Los Angeles, Neal has created a vision that emphasizes collaboration, transparency, academic quality, shared governance, and open communication with the campus community.
"Dr. King is Secretary-General-elect of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and has recently been a member of IAUP’s delegation to the launch of the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative and to the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE 2010) in Doha, Qatar. Dr. King was appointed as a commission member of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and United Nation’s Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace. The IAUP/UN Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace was founded in 1990 and its overall mission is to ‘promote peace in our global society; to promote a more equal distribution of wealth and social conditions; and to promote tolerance, mutual understanding, and respect.’ Commission members consist of representatives from colleges and universities from around the globe.
"Dr. King is also a founding member and member of the steering committee of LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education, and has recently been appointed to the Executive Board of California Campus Compact." 
- President, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Resources and articles
- Neal King, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, accessed November 14, 2011.