Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), a digital archive and search engine designed to promote scientific dream research. He is a psychologist of religion and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He earned a doctorate in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Stanford University. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
A former president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a senior editor of the APA journal Dreaming, he has written and edited numerous books on dream research. His works include An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming (Praeger, 1997), American Dreamers: What Dreams Tell Us about the Political Psychology of Conservatives, Liberals, and Everyone Else (Beacon Press, 2008), Dreaming in the World’s Religions: A Comparative History (New York University Press, 2008), and Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (SUNY Press, 2011). Most recently, he co-edited Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep (Praeger, 2014). His current project is Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).