staffGary Lamb, Co-Director

Gary Lamb is currently the director of the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research and its Ethical Technology Initiative. Over his 36 years of employment at Hawthorne Valley he also served the Farm Store manager, school development and admissions director, and high school economics teacher. His professional background includes a degree in civil technology and mathematics, and employment in the fields of building construction, medical technology, and manufacturing. Prior to editing A Road to Sacred Creation: Rudolf Steiner’s Perspectives on Technology, Volume 1, which was release in August 2021 by SteinerBooks, he edited Steinerian Economics with Sarah Hearn (Mecca), a compendium of Rudolf Steiner’s views on economics published by Adonis Press. He also authored books on Waldorf education and associative economics—Social Mission of Waldorf Education, Wellsprings of the Spirit, and Associative Economics—published by AWSNA Publications (now Waldorf Publications). Gary was also the managing editor of The Threefold Review, a journal based on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas about a threefold social organism.




Christopher Schaefer, Co-Director

Dr. Christopher Schaefer is a lecturer, writer, researcher, and organizational development consultant. His interests include community development, economic justice, local economies, conflict resolution work and global peace initiatives. He has a Ph.D. in international economics and politics and has taught at Tufts University, M.I.T, Emerson College in England, and Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, N.Y., where he was a faculty member and program director for many years. He is the co-author of Vision in Action: Working with Soul and Spirit in Small Organizations and has written numerous articles on social and economic themes.