FACULTY

Faculty

The Masters in Consciousness Studies Program offers a Distance Education curriculum that was written by faculty who are content experts, as well as in most cases, university professors. The courses were authored, and are taught by, a graduate-level faculty who are well respected in their fields, published authors, trained researchers, and scholars who present the leading concepts and work being published in these fields.

DEBASHISH BANERJI, Ph.D. – Indian Art History, University of California-Los Angeles.
President, East-West Culture Center and Sri Aurobindo Center, Los Angeles, Teacher, Indian spiritual culture.

JANELLE M. BARLOW, Ph.D. – Education, University of California-Berkeley. Program leader for TMI, an international human resource development company with offices in 30 countries.

DAVID BRESLER, Ph.D. – Psychology, UCLA. Visiting Associate Professor, Anesthesiology UCLA School of Medicine. Adjunct Professor, California School of Professional Psychology. Director, A Center for Pain Control, Los Angeles and Bresler Center: Pain Control, Acupuncture, Interactive Imagery and Health Psychology. Author, Free Yourself From Pain.

SHARON COGGAN, PhD. – Religious Studies, Syracuse University, Adjunct Faculty CU Denver

CHRISTIAN DE QUINCEY, PH.D. – Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies, CA.  He is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, faculty member at The Graduate Institute, Director of the Center for Interspecies Research. He is also cofounder of The Visionary Edge, committed to transforming global consciousness by transforming mass media. Dr. de Quincey is author of the award-winning book Radical Nature: Rediscovering the Soul of Matter and Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship. Samples of his writings on consciousness and cosmology are available at www.deepspirit.com.

RON FELDMAN, Ph.D. – Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco.  Author of Fundamentals of Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah.

ROBERT FRAGER, Ph.D. – Social Psychology, Harvard University, Professor of Psychology and Director, Spiritual Guidance Track, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.  Author: Personality and Personal Growth, Who Am I? Personality Types for Self-Discovery, Essential Sufism, Love is the Wine and Heart, Self & Soul: Sufi Psychology, and additional articles on Psychology, Sufi Mysticism, Zen Buddhism, etc.

RICHARD GELDARD, Ph. D. – Dramatic Literature and Classics, Stanford University. Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University, Doctoral Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Author of ten books on Early Greek philosophy and the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson (see www.rgbooks.com)

AMIT GOSWAMI, Ph.D. – Physics, Calcutta University, India, Professor of Physics, University of Oregon. Author, Quantum Mechanics, Self-Aware Universe, Pioneer of Idealist Science, etc.

PIERRE GRIMES, Ph.D. – Comparative Philosophy, University of Pacific, CA., Professor of Philosophy, Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA. President, The Noetic Society, Inc., Director, Open Mind Academy. Author, Is It All Relative, Philosophical Midwifery.

OBADIAH S. HARRIS, Ph.D. – Ph.D., Education, University of Michigan, MA, Education, Arizona State University, BA, Education and Philosophy, Arizona State University

BARRY HEERMANN, Ph.D. – The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Higher Education,  Core Faculty, the Union Institute and University, Ph.D. Program, Cincinnati, Ohio. Author of Noble Purpose – Igniting Extraordinary Passion in Life and Work.

STEPHAN HOELLER, Ph.D. –  University of Innsbruck, Austria, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion, University of Oriental Studies. Director, Gnostic Society, Los Angeles. Author, The Royal Road: A Manual of Kaballistic Meditation on the Tarot, The Gnostic Jung, Jung and the Lost Gospel.

KENNETH KAISER, Ed.D., Counseling & Educational Psychology, University of San Francisco, Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco

JEFFREY MISHLOVE, Ph.D. – Parapsychology, University of California-Berkeley, Director, Intuition Network. Author, The Roots of Consciousness, and Thinking Allowed. Is a member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Parapsychological Association.

MARTIN L. ROSSMAN, M.D. – University of Michigan Medical School. Clinical Associate, Department of Medicine, UC Medical Center, San Francisco, Adjunct Teaching Faculty, CA School for Professional Psychology. Founder, Director, Collaborative Medicine Center, Mill Valley, CA, Co-Director, Academy for Guided Imagery, Mill Valley, CA. Author, Healing Yourself – A Step by Step Program for Better Health Through Imagery.

GARY SIMMONS, ThD. – Holos University. Director of Integral Operations, Association of Unity Churches International. Author, The I of the Storm: Embracing Conflict, Creating Peace, a Unity bestseller now in its sixteenth printing and co-author of The Art & Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. His latest book is The Soul’s Conspiracy: Master Conflict and Transform Your Life.

DEBBY SWANSON, BA,  – Former Director of Organizational  Development, Sony, Noble Purpose specialist and facilitator.

CHRISTINA TILLOTSON, D. D. – MA, Education, San Francisco State University, MA Consciousness Studies, Holmes Institute, Doctor of Divinity, Emerson Institute.  Distance Education Dean, Holmes Institute; Distance Education Dean, United Centers for Spiritual Living, Creator of the on-line education program for United Centers for Spiritual Living beginning in 1998. First person in the world to teach meditation on-line in 1999. Author and voice of three meditation CDs, Light Journeys, Waves of Relaxation, Letting Go.

MARK ROBERT WALDMAN, B.A. – University of California, Santa Cruz, Adjunct Faculty: Executive MBA program, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Columnist: “Science & Spirituality” for Science of Mind Magazine.  Co-author of How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings by a Leading Neuroscientist, Born To Believe:  God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs.