Faculty

The Master’s in Consciousness Studies and the Certificate in Spiritual Education programs offer 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.

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.

Thomas Cheetham, Ph.D. – Systematic Entomology, Iowa State University; doctoral studies in philosophy, University of Notre Dame. Author of Boundary Violations (Dos Madres Press, 2015), Imaginal Love: The Uses of Imagination In Jung, Corbin and Hillman (Spring Publications, 2012), All the World An Icon: Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings (North Atlantic Books, 2007), Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World, SUNY Series in the Western Esoteric Tradition, David Applebaum, Ed. (SUNY Press, 2003), The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2004); several others. Numerous essays and courses on Ecosystem Modeling, Biogeology, Ecological Perspectives in Science and the Humanities, Imagining Animals: Animal Presence & the Soul of the World, and more.

Sharon Coggan, PhD. – Religious Studies, Syracuse University. Adjunct Faculty CU Denver

Will Coleman, Ph.D. – Graduate Theological Union (Philosophical Theology, Systematic Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Theological Hermeneutics), Berkeley, CA; Associate Professor, Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, Georgia). Author of Tribal Talk: Black Theology, Hermeneutics and African/American Ways of “Telling the Story” (Penn State Press, 2000).

Christian de Quincey, PH.D. – Philosophy & Religion, Syracuse University. 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.

Robert Frager, Ph.D. – Social Psychology, Harvard University. Professor of Psychology and Director, Spiritual Guidance Track, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Author of 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.

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

Pierre Grimes, Ph.D. – 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 of Is It All Relative, Philosophical Midwifery.

Laura Hallett, B.S., M.Ed., MCS. Professional educator, curriculum designer, artist, author, and licensed minister with Centers for Spiritual Living. Formerly Adjunct Professor for Masters Degree program in technology education, Grand Canyon University. 29 years in public education.

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

Kim 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 of The Roots of Consciousness and Thinking Allowed. Member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Parapsychological Association.

Judi Neal, Ph.D. – Organizational Behavior, Yale University.

Andrew Newberg, M.D. – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Krista Noble, Ph.D. – Vedic Science, Maharishi University of Management

Dr. Todd Penner, Ph.D. – New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University.

Yosef Rosen, Ph.D. – attended numerous traditional and innovative yeshivot in Israel. His research focuses both on the history of Midrash and Medieval Kabbalah.

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

Dr. Greg Salyer – Ph.D., Literary Theory, Contemporary Literature, and Religious Studies from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts.

Tom Sannar, J.D. – University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Author of over 20 books and pamphlets relating to Science of Mind and Spirit.

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.