James Morley is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he has served as Faculty President and teaches Psychopathology, Phenomenological Psychology, and Social Theory. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, founding Director of the Krame Institute of Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College and is currently the President of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP). Morley did his graduate training at Duquesne University in the 1980’s and has held teaching positions in Connecticut, India, and England before returning to his native New York region in 2003.
Morley’s publications and research interests are in the philosophical foundations of psychology as a human science and the application of phenomenological thought to research methodology and topics such as imagination, mental health, and meditation practice. He co-edited the text “Merleau-Ponty: Interiority and Exteriority” (SUNY Press, 1999) and, with James Phillips, a collection of essays titled “Imagination and its Pathologies” (MIT Press, 2003).