Naropa Faculty

In the ClassroomNaropa 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
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Visual Arts
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Paul GyodoPaul Gyodo Agostinelli
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity
Education
M.A. University of Chicago
B.A. Dartmouth College

Dharma Holder, White Plum Zen lineage
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WendyWendy Allen
PhD cand., LPC, BC-DMT Assistant Professor Program Lead, Somatic Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
BA, Connecticut College
MA, Naropa University
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Tyler Alpern
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Visual Arts
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BrieBrie Anderson-Feldman
Instructor
Programs
Dance/Movement Therapy
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JasonJason Appt
Instructor
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
MA, Psychology: Contemplative Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia & Edith Cowan University, Perth-Western Australia

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Jackie Ashley
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Dance/Movement Therapy
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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Katie Asmus
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
MA, Naropa University
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DaleDale 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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ZoeZoe Avstreih
zoe@naropa.edu | 303-245-4774
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
MS, Hunter College
BA, State University of New York, Albany
LPC, NCC, BC-DMT
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Deb Azorsky
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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WendellWendell Beavers
wbeavers@naropa.edu | 303-245-4640
Associate Professor, Contemporary Performance
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance
Education
BA, Boston University
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Rita Berglund
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Transpersonal Psychology
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ErikaErika Berland
Core Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance
Education
Meditation Practicum, BMC
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FrankFrank Berliner
frank@naropa.edu | 303-931-6535
Associate Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Ecopsychology
Education
BA, Yale University
MA, Naropa University
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PaulPaul Bialek
pbialek@naropa.edu | 303-245-4870
MA Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Education
MA, Naropa University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
BA, University of California
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LisaLisa Birman
lisab@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Education
MFA, Naropa University
BA, University of Melbourne
BCOM, Melbourne University
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DanielDaniel Blausey
Instructor
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Art Therapy
Education
MA, New York University
ATR-BC
LCAT
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JudeJude Blitz
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
Education
BA, University of Missouri
MA, Antioch University
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Michele Blumberg
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
MA in Contemplative Education
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Mia Bolte
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Rachael Bonaiuto
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
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Stacey Boston
Instructor
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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DeborahDeborah Bowman
bowman@naropa.edu | 303-546-3559
Professor, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
PhD, The Union Institute
BA, University of Kansas
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SreedeviSreedevi 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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MarlowMarlow Brooks
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
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Richard C.Richard C. Brown
rbrown@naropa.edu | 303-245-4765
Associate Professor, Program Lead, MA Contemplative Education
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
MA in Contemplative Education
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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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JoanJoan Bruemmer-Holden
jbruemmer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater
Education
BFA, New York University
MFA, Naropa University
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Jane Bryant
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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JaneJane Bunin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Environmental Studies
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
PhD, Plant Ecology and Ecosystem Management, University of Colorado
MA, Biochemistry, Brandeis University
BS, Genetics, Cornell University
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SusanSusan Burggraf
sburggraf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3524
Professor, Contemplative Psychology | Dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences
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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JuniorJunior Burke
jrburke@naropa.edu | 303-245-4820
Associate Professor
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
MFA, Naropa University
BFA, University of Illinois
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CaseyCasey Burnett
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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ReedReed Bye
rbye@naropa.edu | 303-546-3801
Associate Professor
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
PhD, University of Colorado
MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado
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ChristineChristine Caldwell
caldwell@naropa.edu | 303-245-4770
Dean of Graduate Education, Professor, Somatic Counseling Psychology
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
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Betty Cannon
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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JeanineJeanine Canty
jcanty@naropa.edu | 303-245-4735
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
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
BA International Relations, Colgate University
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JaneJane Carpenter
jane@naropa.edu | 303-245-4602
Associate Professor, 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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LaurenLauren Casalino
casalino@naropa.edu | 303-245-4778
Associate Professor, Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Education
MA Psychology: Contemplative Counseling Psychology, Naropa Institute
BA French, Rutgers University
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MarvinMarvin 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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BarbaraBarbara Catbagan
bcatbagan@naropa.edu | 303-245-4834
Dean, School of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
MEd, Colorado State University
BA, Colorado State University
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Patricia Chandler
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Janneli Chapin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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J'LynJ'Lyn Chapman
jchapman@naropa.edu | 303-546-4665
Core Candidate for Assistant Professor | MFA Program Coordinator
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
PhD, University of Denver
MA, University of Central Florida
BA, Colorado Christian University
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Robyn Chauvin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Daphne Chellos
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Patti Chenis
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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CarlaCarla Clements
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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Carole L.Carole L. Clements
carole@naropa.edu | 303-546-3584
Assistant Professor | Program Lead, BA Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
MA, Psychology: Contemplative Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
MFA, Writing & Poetics: Concentration in Prose, Naropa University
BA, Political Science, Syracuse University
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JackJack Collom
jcollom@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado
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Sharon Conlin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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ShyamaaShyamaa 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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MichelleMichelle Danson
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity
Education
MDIV, ILIFF School of Theology, Denver, CO
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JohnJohn Davis
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy
Ecopsychology
Education
BA, Wake Forest University
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Ryan Dawson
(303) 501-9572
MA, LPC
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
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ThomasThomas DeWolf
Instructor
Programs
MA in Environmental Leadership
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T.J.T.J. DeZauche
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Core Curriculum Requirements
Education
MA, Naropa University
BA, University of South Alabama
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LynnLynn DiLorenzo
Associate Professor Core Faculty and Program Lead 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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RobertRobert Diehl
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
MA, University of Northern Colorado
BA, University of Colorado
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BarbaraBarbara Dilley
bdilley@naropa.edu | 303-245-4605
Professor, Contemporary Performance
Core Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance
Education
BA, Mount Holyoke College
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Lisa Dion
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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EricEric Dorninger
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
ND LAc
MA, Bastyr University
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Karen Drucker
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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DouglasDouglas Dupler
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Environmental Studies
Education
BS, Ohio State University
MA, Ohio State University
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SherrySherry Ellms
sherry@naropa.edu | 303-245-4679
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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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Deepesh Faucheux
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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GaylonGaylon Ferguson
gferguson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4682
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies | Graduate Academic Advisor
Core Faculty
Programs
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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TinaTina Fields
tfields@naropa.edu
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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Lee Fife
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
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PaulPaul Fowler
pfowler@naropa.edu | 303-245-4612
Interim Chair, Core Canidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Music
Education
MM, University of Michigan
BM, Ithaca College
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MichaelMichael Franklin
michaelf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3545
Coordinator, Art Therapy Program, Transpersonal Counseling Psychotherapy
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Art Therapy
Education
PhD, Lesley University
MA, George Washington University
ATR-BC, The American Art Therapy Association
BA, University of South Florida
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DueyDuey Freeman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
MA, University of Northern Colorado, LPC
BA, Loretta Heights College
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Jessie Friedman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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EthelynEthelyn Friend
efriend@naropa.edu | 303-245-4773
Assistant Professor, Theater: Contemporary Performance
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance
Education
MFA, Theater, Brandeis University
BA, Writing & Poetics, Naropa University
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JasonJason Gerhardt
Adjunct Faculty
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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BrookeBrooke Gessay
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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Joe Gillan
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
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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
Instructor
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
BA, Webster University
MA, Naropa University
R-DMT
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Vidan Gonthier
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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LorenzoLorenzo 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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PeterPeter 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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KurtKurt 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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Acharya Lama TenpaAcharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
tgyaltsen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4730
Professor, Religious Studies
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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Alicen Halquist
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Dance/Movement Therapy
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SarahSarah Harding
sharding@naropa.edu | 303-786-9257
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity
Education
BA, Naropa University
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Emily K.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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AlanAlan 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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Stephen Hatch
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity
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BarbaraBarbara Henning
bhenning@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Education
PhD, Union Institute and University
MA, Wayne State University
BA, Wayne State University
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CarolCarol Herrick
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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HowardHoward Hoffman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Master of Divinity
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Melissa Holland
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Matthew Holloran
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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Gene-ElaineGene-Elaine Hooley
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
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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Francesca CianciminoFrancesca Ciancimino Howell
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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Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
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Pir ZiaPir Zia Inayat-Khan
Core Faculty
Education
PhD, Religion, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Persian Literature, London School of Oriental and African Studies
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MargotMargot 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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ZviZvi Ish-Shalom
zishshalom@naropa.edu | 303-245-4656
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
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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DianeDiane Israel
Instructor
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology
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MacAndrewMacAndrew Jack
mjack@naropa.edu | 303-245-4752
Dean, Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology | Chair, Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Education
PhD, Temple University
MA, University of Tulsa
BA, Tufts University
LP
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NancyNancy Jane
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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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GiovanninaGiovannina Jobson
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
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Jean-Jacques Joris
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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FrancisFrancis Kaklauskas
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
PsyD CGP CACIII FAGPA
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NatarajaNataraja Kallio
nkallio@naropa.edu | 303-483-8405
Assistant Professor, Traditional Eastern Arts
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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BhanuBhanu Kapil
bkapil@naropa.edu | 303-546-3508
Core Associate Professor
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
MA, State University of New York–Brockport
BA, Loughborough University
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GabrielGabriel Katz
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Environmental Studies
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Christina Kauffman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
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Katharine Kaufman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
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Margaret Kerrigan
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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UğurUğur Kocataşkın
ukocataskin@naropa.edu
Chair, MA Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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Mary Lanza
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
MA in Contemplative Education
Education
MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa University
BA, Spanish, Carroll College, Montana
Certificate in Teaching: Seattle University
National Board Certified Teacher (World Languages)
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ValerieValerie Lorig
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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Darlene Lorrain
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
Education
BA, Dance, Naropa University
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Kimberly Lubuguin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
PhD Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
MS Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
BA Psychology, Education Minor, The University of California at Berkeley
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Michael A.Michael A. Lythgoe
mlythgoe@naropa.edu | (303) 245 - 4866
Core Candidate, Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
MA, PhD Candidate
Virginia Tech, Naropa University, Virginia Military Institute
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Dan Macy
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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JoannaJoanna Macy
Instructor
Programs
MA in Environmental Leadership
Education
PhD Religious Studies, Syracuse University
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ChaitanyaChaitanya Mahmud Kabir
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BA in Music
Education
MA, Ethnomusicology, University of Hawaii
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JanineJanine Malcolm
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
MA, Bastyr University ND, LAc
BA, University of California, Berkeley
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Marie Mannatt
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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BrigitteBrigitte Mars
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
MT, Boulder College of Massage AHG
American Herbalist Guild
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KateKate Mazuy
Instructor
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
MA, Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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LeslieLeslie McAllan
lmcallan@naropa.edu | 303-245-4641
Associate Professor
Core Faculty
Education
BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo
CRC, NCC
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Jequita (J.P.) McDaniel
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Ecopsychology
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Maputo Mensah
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
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MauwenyegaMauwenyega Mensah
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Music
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Pir NetanelPir Netanel Miles-Yepez
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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MarkMark Miller
markm@naropa.edu | 303-546-5282
Professor and Director, Music Program | Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Music
Education
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
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Cynthia Moku
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Visual Arts
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TiraTira 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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Susan Nimmanheminda
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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BradBrad O'Sullivan
bosulliv@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Education
MFA, Naropa University
BA, Colorado State University
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Nancy Ortenberg
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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MaureenMaureen Owen
mowen@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Education
BA, San Francisco State University
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RamonRamon Parish
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Environmental Studies
Education
MA Prescott College
BA Colorado College
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Anne ZonneAnne Zonne Parker
aparker@naropa.edu | 303-546-3558
Professor, Environmental Studies | Program Lead, MA Environmental Leadership
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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Judith Partin
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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ChrisChris Peraro
adjunct faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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LaureneLaurene Phillips
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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Michelle NakaMichelle 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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DebDeb Piranian
piranian@naropa.edu | 303-245-4838
Coordinator, Wilderness Therapy Concentration, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Faculty Trustee
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology
Education
PhD, University of Washington
MA, Naropa University
BA, University of Michigan
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Jill Powers
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Visual Arts
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Jeff Price
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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LoriLori Pye
Adjunct Faculty
Education
PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology
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Michelle Quinlan
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
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DougDoug Radandt
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Jody Radtke
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Education
BS, University of Wisconsin
MA, Naropa University
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Joy Redstone
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Marika Reisberg
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
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ScottScott Rodwin
scott@rodwinarch.com
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Environmental Studies
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BelvieBelvie Rooks
Instructor
Programs
MA in Environmental Leadership
Education
MA
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BethBeth Rosenfeld
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
Education
BA, Pennsylvania State University

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LaurieLaurie Rugenstein
laurier@naropa.edu | 303-546-3590
Professor, Counseling Concentration Coordinator, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Transpersonal 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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StevenSteven 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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LeenyLeeny Sack
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BFA in Performance
Education
BA, SUNY Empire State College
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IanIan Sanderson
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Environmental Studies
Education
BA, Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Ontario
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Mitsugi Saotome
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
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Lisa Schaewe
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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AndrewAndrew 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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JuliaJulia 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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AlexandraAlexandra Shenpen
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
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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CarlaCarla Sherrell
csherrell@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4784
Core Candidate
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University
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Judith A.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
Ph.D. Buddhism, Walden University
MA Religious Studies, Florida State University
BA Religion and History, Cornell College
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SusanSusan 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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Nora Smith
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity
Education
Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
Masters of Divinity Degree, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Merrill Fellowship, Harvard Divinity School
Certificate in Buddhist Studies, Naropa University
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ReginaRegina Smith
(303) 245-4662
Academic Advisor for Contemplative Psychology and Peace Studies
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
Education
BA, English Language and Literature, University of Maryland
MA, Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
MFA, Poetry, Sarah Lawrence College
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JoeJoe Soma
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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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RobertRobert 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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PhillipPhillip Stanley
pstanley@naropa.edu | 303-245-4728
Associate 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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William Staudenmaier
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling Psychology
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John Steele
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Transpersonal Psychology
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SarahSarah Steward
ssteward@naropa.edu | 303-245-4863
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
BA in Peace Studies
Wilderness Therapy
Education
MS Higher Education Administration, Miami University
BA Sociology Management, Luther College
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ChristineChristine Strickland
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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Diane Stum Fekete
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Visual Arts
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L.S.L.S. Summer
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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Heather Sutton
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
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Uri Talmor
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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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 Counseling Psychology
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Mindy Upton
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
Education
Graduate work: Hunter College, Rudolf Steiner College, CA
Sunbridge College, Rudolf Steiner Institute, NY, Spatial Dynamics Study/Bothmer Gymnastics, NY
BS, State University of New York
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GiniGini Van Siclen
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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SaraSara Veglahn
sveglahn@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing
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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HimmatHimmat Victoria
Clinical Practicum and Internship Coordinator, Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert Advisor
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Education
LPC, R-DMT
BFA Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Naropa University
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Penelope Voekel
(510) 495-7574
MA
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Contemplative Psychology
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AnneAnne 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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JaniceJanice Wall
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
Ecopsychology
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SueSue Wallingford
suew@naropa.edu | 303-546-3561
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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CandaceCandace Walworth
cwalworth@naropa.edu | 303-245-4712
Associate Professor, 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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Karen KisselKaren Kissel Wegela
kkwegela@naropa.edu | 303-245-4832
Professor, Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty
Programs
Contemplative Counseling 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
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TomTom 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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LarryLarry Welsh
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
Education
MAc, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture
LAc, Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture
MA, Contemplative Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
BA, Buddhist and Western Psychology, Naropa University
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Sue HammondSue 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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DavidDavid Wheeler
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
BA in Music
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Dennis White
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Environmental Leadership
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JohnJohn 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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JessicaJessica Whitesel
Instructor
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Art Therapy
Education
BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design
MA, Naropa University
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MarkMark Wilding
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Environmental Leadership
Education
MA, Naropa University
BS, State University of New York and Syracuse University
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AndrewAndrew Wille
awille@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Education
MFA, Naropa University
MA, University College London
BA, Hull University
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LeeLee 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, Naropa University
BA, Mount Holyoke College
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Laura E.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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DeborahDeborah Young
dyoung@naropa.edu | 303-245-4681
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Early Childhood Education
BA in Peace Studies
Education
PhD: Education Leadership and Innovation (Focus on early childhood)
EdS: Educational Specialist In Administration, Leadership and Policy (Focus on program development)
MA: Foundations of Education and Curriculum Development (Focus on service learning)
BFA: Photography
BA: Art History, Art Education, Education (Focus on wilderness education for teens at risk)
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ElaineElaine Yuen
eyuen@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4718
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Core Faculty
Programs
BA in Religious Studies
Master of Divinity
Education
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Temple University
BFA, University of Chicago
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StephanieStephanie Yuhas
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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Cathy Zimmerman
Adjunct Faculty
Programs
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
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