Naropa Faculty

 

Naropa  University Faculty

Naropa University faculty are respected for their research and scholarly output, including authoring academic journal articles and books, giving performances and exhibits, and speaking at symposia and conferences. But they also have another passion: mentoring the next generation of scholars and practitioners who will share their curiosity and energy in ever-widening circles. Faculty members are committed to working closely with students to foster development so that the learning is significant and the educational experience is transformational.

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Liz Acosta

Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

MFA in Painting, Hunter College
BFA in Drawing & Painting, Northern Illinois University

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Gina Adams

gadams@naropa.edu | 303-245-4605
Instructor

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

MFA University of Kansas
BFA Maine College of Art

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Paul Gyodo Agostinelli

pagostinelli@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

MA University of Chicago
BA Dartmouth College
Dharma Holder and Sensei, White Plum Zen lineage

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Wendy Allen

wallen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4844
Assistant Professor | Program Chair Somatic Counseling
Core Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

BA Dance Performance, Connecticut College
BA Philosophy, Connecticut College
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology, Dance/Movement Therapy, Naropa
PhD Cand, Expressive Arts Therapies, Lesley University

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  		Wendy

Tyler Alpern

talpern@naropa.edu
Associate Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

MFA, The University of Colorado
BA, Occidental College

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Brie Anderson-Feldman

Instructor

Programs

Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

BA Anthropology, Minor in Dance and Women's Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology, Naropa University

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  		Brie

Jason Appt

jappt@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA, Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University
BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia & Edith Cowan University, Perth-Western Australia


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  		Jason

Jackie Ashley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Dance/Movement Therapy
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA Dance/Movement Therapy 1990 Naropa Institute

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  		Jackie

Katie Asmus

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

MA, Naropa University

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Dale Asrael

dasrael@naropa.edu | 303-546-3522
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Transpersonal Psychology
Master of Divinity

Education

MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa University
BS, Communications, Northwestern University

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  		Dale

Zoe Avsteih

zoe@naropa.edu | 303-245-4774
Professor Emeritus
Instructor

Programs

Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

MS, Hunter College
BA, State University of New York, Albany
LPC, NCC, BC-DMT

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  		Zoe

Deb Azorsky

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

Master's of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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Karen Bauman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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Wendell Beavers

wbeavers@naropa.edu | 303-245-4640
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

Education

BA, Boston University

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  		Wendell

Rita Berglund

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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Erika Berland

eberland@naropa.edu | 303 443-4115
Instructor

Programs

BFA in Performance
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

Education

PBS Dance and Movement Studies/Empire State College
Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®

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  		Erika

Frank Berliner

frank@naropa.edu | 303-931-6535
Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

BA, Yale University
MA, Naropa University

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  		Frank

Paul Bialek

pbialek@naropa.edu | 303-941-9577
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA, Naropa University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
BA, University of California

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  		Paul

Lisa Birman

lisab@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

MFA, Naropa University
BA, University of Melbourne
BCOM, Melbourne University

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  		Lisa

Daniel Blausey

dblausey@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts
Art Therapy

Education

MA Art Therapy, New York University
ATR-BC
LCAT

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  		Daniel

Jude Blitz

judeb@Naropa.edu
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

BA, University of Missouri
MA, Antioch University

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  		Jude

Michele Blumberg

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education

Education



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Mia Bolte

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

Master of Arts, Naropa University

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  		Mia

Rachael Bonaiuto

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

BA Psychology and Philosophy, Indiana University
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Dance/Movement Therapy, Naropa University

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Deb Bopsie

LCP
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy

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  		Deb

Stacey Boston

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Deborah Bowman

bowman@naropa.edu | 303-546-3559
Professor | School Dean, Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

PhD Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University
Certificate Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Institute of the Rockies
BA Speech Commununications and Human Relations, Kansas University

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  		Deborah

Sreedevi Bringi

Instructor

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

MSc, MS, MA

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  		Sreedevi

Marlow Brooks

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education



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  		Marlow

Richard C. Brown

rbrown@naropa.edu | 303-245-4765
Professor and Program Chair, Contemplative Education
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education

Education

MA Buddhist and Western Psychology, Naropa Institute
Graduate Study, Earlham School of Religion
Certificate in Elementary Education, University of Denver
BA History, Knox College

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  		Richard C.

Joan Bruemmer-Holden

jbruemmer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education

BFA, New York University
MFA, Naropa University

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  		Joan

Jane Bryant

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Jane Bunin

jbunin@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

PhD, Plant Ecology and Ecosystem Management, University of Colorado
MA, Biochemistry, Brandeis University
BS, Genetics, Cornell University

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  		Jane

Susan Burggraf

sburggraf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3524
Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
MA in Human Development, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Rosemont College

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  		Susan

Junior Burke

jrburke@naropa.edu | 303-245-4820
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BFA, University of Illinois

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  		Junior

Casey Burnett

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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  		Casey

Reed Bye

rbye@naropa.edu | 303-546-3801
Associate Professor
Instructor

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

PhD, University of Colorado
MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

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  		Reed

Christine Caldwell

caldwell@naropa.edu | 303-245-4770
Professor, Somatic Counseling
Core Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

PhD, Union Graduate School
MA, Dance/ Movement Therapy, University of California–Los Angeles
BA, Anthropology, University of California–Los Angeles
LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, ACS, RSME, RSMT

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  		Christine

Betty Cannon

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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Jeanine Canty

jcanty@naropa.edu | 303-245-4735
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Department Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

PhD Transformative Learning and Change, California Institute of Integral Studies
MA Cultural Ecopsychology, Prescott College
Teacher Education Program, Prescott College
BA International Relations, Colgate University
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) since 2006

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  		Jeanine

Jane Carpenter

jane@naropa.edu | 303 245 4602
Associate Professor, Chair, BA Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, State University of New York, Oswego

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  		Jane

Lauren Casalino

casalino@naropa.edu | 303-245-4778
Associate Professor, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa Institute
BA French, Rutgers University

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  		Lauren

Marvin Casper

Associate Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MA, advanced graduate study, New York School for Social Research
BA, City College of New York

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  		Marvin

Barbara Catbagan

bcatbagan@naropa.edu | 303-245-4834
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education

Education

MEd, Colorado State University
BA, Colorado State University

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  		Barbara

Patricia Chandler

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Janneli Chapin

jchapin@naropa.edu | 303-245-4771
Instructor

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

BA Music Therapy
MA Buddhist and Western Psychology

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J'Lyn Chapman

jchapman@naropa.edu | 303-546-4665
Assistant Professor | Core Candidate | Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

PhD in Literature, University of Denver
MFA in English, University of Central Florida
BA in English, Colorado Christian University

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  		J'Lyn

Daphne Chellos

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Patti Chenis

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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Serena Chopra

schopra@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

PhD (ABD) in Creative Writing, University of Denver
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Colorado Boulder

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  		Serena

Carla Clements

carla@naropa.edu | 303-478-9692
Associate Professor | Program Chair, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Ecopsychology

Education

PhD, University of Colorado
MEd, Colorado State University
BA, Colorado State University

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  		Carla

Carole Clements

carole@naropa.edu | 303-546-3584
Associate Professor | Dean, Naropa College
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MA, Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University
MFA, Writing & Poetics: Concentration in Prose, Naropa University
BA, Political Science, Syracuse University

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  		Carole

Jack Collom

jcollom@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
BA in Religious Studies
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

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  		Jack

Sharon Conlin

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Shyamaa Creaven

screaven@naropa.edu | 303-245-4603
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, Naropa University

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  		Shyamaa

John Davis

jdavis@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy
Ecopsychology

Education

BA, Wake Forest University
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

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  		John

Ryan Dawson

(303) 501-9572
MA, LPC
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education



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Christine DeMarco

MA, LPC, ATR
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Art Therapy

Education

MA, Expressive Therapies, Leslie University
BA, Social Work

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  		Christine

T.J. DeZauche

Instructor

Programs

Core Curriculum Requirements

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, University of South Alabama

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  		T.J.

Anne Marie DiGiacomo

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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Lynn DiLorenzo

Associate Professor and Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

PhD University of California, Los Angeles
MA California State University, Long Beach
BA Rutgers University

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  		Lynn

Robert Diehl

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MA, University of Northern Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

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  		Robert

Jeremy Dion

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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  		Jeremy

Lisa Dion

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Eric Dorninger

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

ND LAc
MA, Bastyr University
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder

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  		Eric

Karen Drucker

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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Taylor Dunne

tdunne@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

MFA University of Colorado-Boulder
BA Eugene Lang College: The New School
Media Studies Certificate, University of Amsterdam

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Doug Dupler

douglas.dupler@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

MA, Ohio State University
BS, Ohio State University

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  		Doug

Sherry Ellms

sherry@naropa.edu | 303-245-4679
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership
Ecopsychology

Education

MA Environmental Leadership, Naropa University
BA Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

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  		Sherry

Jenny Epstein

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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  		Jenny

Deepesh Faucheux

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Gaylon Ferguson

gferguson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4682
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies | Graduate Academic Advisor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale College

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  		Gaylon

Tina Fields

tfields@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4654
Associate Professer and Director, Ecopsychology
Core Faculty

Programs

Ecopsychology

Education

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
ZD Universite de Fribourg, Switzerland
BA, Old College, Reno NV

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  		Tina

Lee Fife

lfife@naropa.edu | 303-641-4709
Tai Chi Chuan Concentration Lead
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

30+ years direct instruction from master teachers in Cheng Man-ching Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) lineage.
Full Lineage Authorization from Bataan Faigao and Maggie Newman (direct students of Cheng Man-ching).
BS Harvey Mudd College. Mathematics and Physics
Graduate work: UC Berkeley, High Energy Theoretical Physics

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Paul Fowler

pfowler@naropa.edu | 303-245-4612
Assistant Professor and Chair, Music Department
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Music

Education

MM, University of Michigan
BM, Ithaca College

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  		Paul

Michael Franklin

michaelf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3545
Professor | Chair, Graduate Art Therapy Program
Core Faculty

Programs

Art Therapy

Education

PhD in Expressive Therapies, Lesley University
MA in Art Therapy, George Washington University
ATR-BC, The American Art Therapy Association
BA in Studio Art and in Art Education, University of South Florida

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  		Michael

Duey Freeman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

MA, University of Northern Colorado, LPC
BA, Loretta Heights College

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  		Duey

Jessie Friedman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Ethelyn Friend

efriend@naropa.edu | 303-245-4773
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

Education

MFA, Theater, Brandeis University
BA, Writing & Poetics, Naropa University

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  		Ethelyn

Jason Gerhardt

gerhardt@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

BA, Environmental Studies and Sustainable Design, Prescott College
Diploma, Permaculture Design and Education, Permaculture Institute USA

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  		Jason

Brooke Gessay McNamara

brookejmcnamara@gmail.com
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

MFA Dance and Somatic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
BA Dance and English/Creative Writing, Connecticut College

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  		Brooke

Joe Gillan

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education



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Michael Girodo

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education

Education

BA in Psychology, Naropa University
MA in Contemplative Education, Naropa University

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  		Michael

Corissa Gold

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

BFA, Guilford College
MFA, University of Colorado
MA, Naropa University
LPC, ATR

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Tracy Goldenberg

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

BA, Webster University
MA, Naropa University
R-DMT

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Vidan Gonthier

vgonthier@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

PhD Somatic Psychology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
BA Music Education, University of Western Ontario

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Lorenzo Gonzalez

lgonzalez@naropa.edu | 303-245-4716
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education

MFA, University of Delaware
PTTP, University of Delaware

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  		Lorenzo

Cynthia Gordon

cgordon@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts
Art Therapy

Education

PhD Sociology
MA Art Therapy
Certification in Animal-assisted psychotherapy

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  		Cynthia

Elizabeth Grassi

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education

Education

PhD Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity, University of Colorado Boulder
MA in Teaching of Languages – Spanish and TESOL Emphasis, University of Southern Mississippi
BA Spanish and English, Pitzer College

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Kathleen Gregory

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

PhD Department of Psychoanalytic Studies, Deakin University
MA Psychoanalytic Studies, LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Education Counseling, LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences, LaTrobe University

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Peter Grossenbacher

peterg@naropa.edu | 303-245-4663
Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology | Director, Consciousness Laboratory
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology
MA in Contemplative Education
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
MS Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
BA Cognitive Science and Mathematics, University of California Berkeley

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  		Peter

Kurt Gutjahr

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature

Education

MFA, University of Iowa Writer's Workshop
MA, University of New Mexico
BA, University of Colorado

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  		Kurt

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

tgyaltsen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4730
Khenpo | Associate Professor, Wisdom Traditions
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

Acharya Degree, Nalanda Institute (Sikkim, India)

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  		Acharya Lama Tenpa

Amy Haddon

ahaddon@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education



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Amelia Hall

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Education

PhD Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford
MA Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford
BA World Art History, University of East Anglia

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  		Amelia

Sarah Harding

sharding@naropa.edu | 303-786-9257
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

BA, Naropa University

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  		Sarah

Emily K. Harrison

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education

BA, Emerson College
MFA, Savannah College of Art & Design
PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder

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  		Emily K.

Alan Hartway

ahartway@naropa.edu | 303-245-4659
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Religions
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD Candidate, University of Colorado
MFA Writing and Poetics, The Naropa Institute
BA, St. Joseph College

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  		Alan

Stephen Hatch

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education



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Jason Hays

jhays@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, Brite Divinity School
MDiv, Wesley Theological Seminary
MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary
BA, American University

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  		Jason

Carol Herrick

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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  		Carol

Howard Hoffman

Program Chair, Religious Studies BA
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Master of Divinity

Education

BA Comparative Religion, Dartmouth College
MAT Educational Psychology, Antioch-Putney Graduate School All but thesis: Doctoral in Experiential Education, University Of Colorado

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  		Howard

Melissa Holland

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

MS, Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State University - Mankato

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Matthew Holloran

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Gene-Elaine Hooley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education

Education

MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa
MEd, Early Childhood Education, Antioch University
BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth University

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  		Gene-Elaine

Francesca Howell

fhowell@naropa.edu
Adjunct Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

PhD, Religious Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
MPhil, Latin American Studies, Cambridge University, (Clare Hall), Cambridge, UK
BS, Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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  		Francesca

Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education



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Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Core Faculty

Programs


Education

PhD, Religion, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Persian Literature, London School of Oriental and African Studies

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  		Pir Zia

Margot Iseman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, Naropa University

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  		Margot

Zvi Ish-Shalom

zishshalom@naropa.edu | 303-245-4656
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, Brandeis University
MA, Brandeis University
BA, McGill University
Rabbinical Ordination
Certified Rolfer™

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  		Zvi

Diane Israel

disrael@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

MA Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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  		Diane

MacAndrew Jack

mjack@naropa.edu | 303-245-4752
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

PhD, Temple University
MA, University of Tulsa
BA, Tufts University
LP

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  		MacAndrew

Nancy Jane

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Ecopsychology

Education

MA, Transpersonal Psychology / Ecopsychology, Naropa University
BA, French and Education, Lake Erie College
BS, Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts

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  		Nancy

Tamira Jenlink

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA Naropa

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Giovannina Jobson

gjobson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4603
Contemplative Practice Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies

Education

BA Expressive Arts
MA Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Contemplative Religions, Naropa University
Upadhyaya - Buddhist minister in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition
Certificate of completion of the foundational curriculum, Nitartha Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies.

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  		Giovannina

Jean-Jacques Joris

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Chaitanya Kabir

ckabir@naropa.edu | 303-443-8029
Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BA in Music

Education

BA Anthropology, UWashington
MA Ethnomusicology, UHawaii
Meditation & Devotional Service with Osho

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  		Chaitanya

Francis J Kaklauskas

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

PsyD CGP CACIII FAGPA

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  		Francis J

Nataraja Kallio

nkallio@naropa.edu | 303-245-4610
Assistant Professor, Traditional Eastern Arts | Program Chair, Yoga Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
BA Religious Studies and Traditional Eastern Arts, Naropa University

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  		Nataraja

Bhanu Kapil

bkapil@naropa.edu | 303-546-3508
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

MA, State University of New York–Brockport
BA, Loughborough University

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  		Bhanu

Eve Katz

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

Masters in Independent Study in Counseling

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Christina Kauffman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

PhD in Educational & Counseling Psychology, Univ of CO Boulder
Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family, Antioch Univ

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Katherine Kaufman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education



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Julie Kellaway

jkellaway@naropa.edu | 303.245.4768
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

PhD Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University
MS Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University
BS Psychology, Colorado State University

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Margaret Kerrigan

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Karen Kissel Wegela

kkwegela@naropa.edu | 303-245-4832
Professor, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

PhD Counseling, Psychology, and Experiential Learning, Union Institute
MA Education: Guidance and Counseling, University of Denver
MA English Language and Literature, Boston University
BA English, University of Rochester

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  		Karen

Cynthia Kneen

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale HELIKO, Italy
College of Financial Planning graduate.
MA, PhD candidate, Yale University
MA, University of Hamburg, Germany,
BA, Northwestern University

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Uğur Kocataşkın

ukocataskin@naropa.edu
Chair, MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

MA, Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University
BM, Opera Performance: The Boston Conservatory

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  		Uğur

Valerie Lorig

vlorig@naropa.edu, valerie319@comcast.net | 303-704-8194
Instructor

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

LPC
M.Ed., Counseling and Human Resources, CACREP Certified Colorado State University
BA, Burlington College, VT

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  		Valerie

Kimberly J. Lubuguin

klubuguin@naropa.edu
Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

PhD Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
MS Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
BA, University of California-Berkeley

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Michael A. Lythgoe

mlythgoe@Naropa.edu | 303-245-4866
Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

MA, PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech
Naropa University
Virginia Military Institute

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  		Michael A.

Joanna Macy

Instructor

Programs

MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

PhD Religious Studies, Syracuse University

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  		Joanna

Janine Malcolm

jmalcolm@naropa.edu | 303-736-6807
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MA, Bastyr University ND, LAc
BA, University of California, Berkeley

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  		Janine

Marie Mannatt

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Brigitte Mars

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

MT, Boulder College of Massage AHG
American Herbalist Guild

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  		Brigitte

Kate Mazuy

Instructor

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

MA, LPC, CHT
MA, Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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  		Kate

Leslie McAllan

lmcallan@naropa.edu | 303-245-4641
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs


Education

BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo
CRC, NCC

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  		Leslie

Jequita (J.P.) McDaniel

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Ecopsychology

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Arts and Science with specialty in Ecopsychology

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Tammy Lea McKaskle

tmckaskle@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

BA Psychology, University of Washington
MA Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University

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Maputo Mensah

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education



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Mauwenyega Mensah

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Music

Education



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  		Mauwenyega

Netanel Miles-Yépez

cmiles@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Master of Divinity

Education

BA, Religious Studies, Naropa University
Pir, Inayati-Maimuni Order

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  		Netanel

Mark Miller

markm@naropa.edu | 303-546-5282
Professor and Director, Music Program
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Music

Education

MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BA Music, Marylhurst College

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  		Mark

Cynthia Moku

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education



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Michelle Naka Pierce

mnpierce@naropa.edu | 303-245-4808
Professor | JKS Dean
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
Core Curriculum Requirements
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

MFA, Naropa University
MA, University of New Mexico, with Distinction
BA, University of New Mexico

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  		Michelle

Tira Neal

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Music

Education

BM, Eastern New Mexico University
MS Candidate, University of Colorado, Denver
CTS Certified
Pro Tools Certified

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  		Tira

Susan Nimmanheminda

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education

PhD International University for Graduate Studies
MSW University of Denver

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Brad O'Sullivan

bosulliv@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BA, Colorado State University

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  		Brad

Nancy Ortenberg

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Ramon Parish

rparish@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

MA Prescott College
BA Colorado College

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  		Ramon

Anne Parker

aparker@naropa.edu | 303-546-3558
Professor, Environmental Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

PhD, Geography, University of Oregon
MA, Geography, University of Oregon
MA, Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University
BA, Conservation of Natural Resources, University of California–Berkeley

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  		Anne

Judith Partin

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Chris Peraro

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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  		Chris

Laurene Phillips

lphillips@naropa.edu
Senior Adjunct
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education

Education

BSN, Nursing, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Advanced Infant and Toddler Certificate, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential Level IV, Infant Toddler Endorsement

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  		Laurene

Deb Piranian

piranian@naropa.edu | 303-245-4838
Associate Professor, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Concentration Coordinator
Core Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy

Education

PhD, University of Washington
MA, Naropa University
BA, University of Michigan

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  		Deb

Stephen Polk

spolk@naropa.edu
Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

MA Political Science, University of Colorado Denver

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Jill Powers

jpowers@naropa.edu | 303-386-6492
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

M ED Visual Arts, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
BA. Kutztown University

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Jeff Price

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Lori Pye

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology

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  		Lori

Jordan Quaglia

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology

Education

PhD School of Professional Psychology
BS Psychology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

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Michelle Quinlan

mquinlan@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhis Psychology
MSc Medicine (Neuroscience)
BSc Behavioral Neuroscience and Biochemistry

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Doug Radandt

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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  		Doug

Jody Radtke

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy

Education

BS, University of Wisconsin
MA, Naropa University

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Lindsey Randol

lrandol@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

Doctorate Counseling Psychology, Roehampton University
BS Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University

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Joy Redstone

jredstone@naropa.edu | 303-546-3570
Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

Kenyon College, BA, Comparative Religions
Boston College, MSW
Post grad Certificate in supervision, Simmons College
Post grad Certificate in addictions, Boston University

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Sarah Richards Graba

srichardsgraba@naropa.edu
Curriculum Diversity Consultant
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

MFA in Writing and Poetics, Naropa University
BA in English with Creative Writing emphasis, University of Colorado-Boulder

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  		Sarah

Scott Rodwin

srodwin@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

B.Arch, Cornell University, 1991
Licensed Architect in CO #B-3386
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards #52740
LEED Accredited Professional

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  		Scott

Beth Rosenfeld

brosenfeld@naropa.edu
Tai Chi Chuan Concentration Lead
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

BA, Pennsylvania State University

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  		Beth

Laurie Rugenstein

laurier@naropa.edu | 303-546-3590
Professor, Counseling Concentration Coordinator, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Argosy University
MMT (Master of Music Therapy), Southern Methodist University
BM, Berklee College of Music
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified)
FAMI (Fellow, Association for Music & Imagery)

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  		Laurie

Steven Sachs

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education

Education

Montessori Teacher Credential (AMS); Montessori Teacher Education Institute of New England
BA Eastern Religions/ Western Psychology, Kenyon College

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  		Steven

Leeny Sack

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BFA in Performance

Education

BA, SUNY Empire State College

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  		Leeny

Ian Sanderson

isanderson@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies

Education

BA, Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Ontario

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  		Ian

Mitsugi Saotome

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education



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Lisa Schaewe

lschaewe@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Art Therapy

Education

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology - Art Therapy, Naropa University
BS in English and Education, Graduate Studies in Art Education, State University of New York

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  		Lisa

Andrew Schelling

aschelli@naropa.edu | 303-245-4811
Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

BA, University of California–Santa Cruz

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  		Andrew

Kathleen Schettler-Goodman

kschettler@naropa.edu | 303-245-4724
Academic Advisor/Internship Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Art Therapy

Education

MA Drama Therapy, New York University

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  		Kathleen

Julia Seko

jseko@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

BA, Occidental College

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  		Julia

Alexandra Shenpen

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
MA in Contemplative Education
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

LPC, REAT
PhD, The Union Institute
MA, Lesley College
BA, Naropa University

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  		Alexandra

Carla Sherrell

csherrell@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4784
Core Candidate | Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University
MS, Counseling and Human Services, Indiana University
BS, Instrumental Music Education (major)/Music Therapy (minor), Ball State University

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  		Carla

Jeffrey Sichel

jsichel@naropa.edu
Chair of MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance | Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

Education

MFA Directing, Columbia University
BS Theatre, Skidmore College

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  		Jeffrey

Lodi Siefer

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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Judith A. Simmer-Brown

jsb@naropa.edu | 303-546-3502
Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD Buddhism, Walden University
MA Religious Studies, Florida State University
BA Religion and History, Cornell College

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  		Judith A.

Susan Skjei

sskjei@naropa.edu | 720-320-7860
Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

PhD, Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Systems
MS, American University in Human Resource Development

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  		Susan

Regina Smith

(303) 245-4662
Academic Advisor for Contemplative Psychology and Peace Studies
Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education

BA, English Language and Literature, University of Maryland
MA, Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
MFA, Poetry, Sarah Lawrence College

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  		Regina

Joe Soma

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology

Education

CHT, LPC
MA, Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
MS, Biochemistry, University of Scranton
BA, Biochemistry, University of Scranton

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  		Joe

Robert Spellman

spellman@naropa.edu | 303-245-4858
Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Religious Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art

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  		Robert

Phillip Stanley

pstanley@naropa.edu | 303-245-4728
Professor, Religious Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, University of Virginia
MBA, University of Michigan
MA, University of Virginia
BA, University of North Carolina-At-Chapel-Hill

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  		Phillip

William Staudenmaier

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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John Steele

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Transpersonal Psychology

Education



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Sarah Steward

ssteward@naropa.edu | 303-245-4863
Director of Career and Community Engagement
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Peace Studies

Education

MS Higher Education Administration, Miami University
BA Sociology Management, Luther College

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  		Sarah

Diane Stum Fekete

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education



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L. S. Summer

lssummer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

MA in Buddhist Studies, Naropa University

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  		L. S.

Heather Sutton

LPC, R-DMT
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

BA, Bridgewater State
MA, Naropa University

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Nora Swan-Foster

nswanfoster@naropa.edu | 303-440-4000
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

MA Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Diplomate Jungian Analyst

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Uri Talmor

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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Doreen Trees

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education

Education



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  		Doreen

Harrison Tu

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

BS, China Textile University
BA, Shanghai Educational College
MA, State University of New York at Binghamton

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Robert Unger

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Education



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Gini Van Siclen

vvansiclen@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

MNA, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
MA, Mathematical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
BA, Duke University

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  		Gini

Sara Veglahn

sveglahn@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

PhD, University of Denver
MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

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  		Sara

Penelope Voekel

(510) 495-7574
MA
Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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Anne Waldman

Distinguished Professor | JKS Co-founder | SWP Artistic Director
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

BA, Bennington College

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  		Anne

Janice Wall

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Ecopsychology

Education



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  		Janice

Sue Wallingford

suew@naropa.edu | 303-546-3561
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy, Naropa University
BA Studio Art and Art Education, University of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Art Therapist

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Candace Walworth

cwalworth@naropa.edu | 303-245-4712
Professor of Peace Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Peace Studies

Education

PhD, Union Institute and University
MA, Vermont College of Norwich University
BA, University of Illinois

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  		Candace

Tom Weiser

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

MA, Naropa University
MA, City College of New York
BA, Harvard University

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  		Tom

Larry Welsh

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Traditional Eastern Arts

Education

MAc, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture
LAc, Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture
MA, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University
BA, Buddhist and Western Psychology, Naropa University

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  		Larry

Sue Hammond West

suewest@naropa.edu | 303.546.3585
Dean, School of the Arts | Chair, Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts

Education

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, Indiana University

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  		Sue Hammond

David Wheeler

Adjunct Faculty

Programs


Education



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  		David

John Whitehouse Cobb

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Peace Studies

Education

MFA in Poetics, Naropa University
JD Columbia University School of Law 2003 Honorary
AB Harvard College Cum Laude 1966

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  		John

Jessica Whitesel

Instructor

Programs

Art Therapy

Education

BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design
MA, Naropa University

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  		Jessica

Ian E. Wickramasekera, II

iwickramasekera@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

PhD School of Professional Psychology
BS Psychology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

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Mark Wilding

mwildling@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Environmental Leadership

Education

MA, Naropa University
BS, State University of New York and Syracuse University

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  		Mark

Lee Worley

lworley@naropa.edu | 303-546-3523
Professor, Performance
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BFA in Performance
MA in Contemplative Education

Education

MA Religious Studies, Naropa University
MFA in Performance
Graduate: The Neighborhood Playhouse
BA English Drama, Mount Holyoke College

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  		Lee

Laura E. Wright

lwright@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BM, California State University Northridge

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  		Laura E.

Deborah Young

dyoung_pieat@yahoo.com | 303-245-4681
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Early Childhood Education
BA in Peace Studies

Education

PhD: Education Leadership and Innovation (Innovations in Early childhood)
EdS: Educational Specialist In Administration, Leadership and Policy (Community development and leadership)
MA: Foundations of Education and Curriculum Development (Service learning as curriculum for diverse students)
TEFL Certified
Montessori Certified (Primary)
BFA: Photography
BA: Art History, Art Education, Education (Wilderness education for teens at risk, Critical Pedagogy)
Teacher licensure in Art K-12 and Science, Principal Licensure

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  		Deborah

Elaine Yuen

eyuen@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4718
Associate Professor | Chair, Department of Wisdom Traditions
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Temple University
BFA, University of Chicago

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  		Elaine

Stephanie Yuhas

syuhas@naropa.edu | 303-245-4684
Instructor

Programs

BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Ecopsychology
Master of Divinity

Education

PhD, University of Denver
MA, Vermont College
BA, Naropa University

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  		Stephanie

Cathy Zimmerman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education



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