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 - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Instructor

Education

MFA University of Kansas
BFA Maine College of Art

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  		Gina

Paul Gyodo Agostinelli

pagostinelli@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Paul Gyodo

Wendy Allen

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Core Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MFA, The University of Colorado
BA, Occidental College

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Brie Anderson-Feldman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Core Faculty

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA Dance/Movement Therapy 1990 Naropa Institute

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  		Jackie

Katie Asmus

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, Naropa University

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Dale Asrael

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

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Instructor

Education

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

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  		Zoe

Deb Azorsky


Education

Master's of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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Angelica Maria Barraza

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, Naropa University

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  		Angelica Maria

Diane Bartko

dbartko@naropa.edu
Clinical Instructor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Core Faculty

Education

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology, Dance/Movement Therapy, Naropa University
BIS Dance, Psychology, and Communications, University of Minnesota
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Certified Pilates Teacher, Advanced Teacher Training

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  		Diane


Heather Beasley

hbeasley@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Instructor

Education

BA, Creative Writing/Theatre, Creighton University
MA, Theatre, Villanova University
Ph.D., Theatre, University of Colorado Boulder

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Wendell Beavers

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

Education

BA, Boston University

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  		Wendell

Bettina Bepler

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Erika Berland

eberland@naropa.edu | 303 443-4115
Instructor

Programs

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Instructor
Performance - Instructor

Education

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

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  		Erika

Paul Bialek

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Paul

Lisa Birman

lisab@naropa.edu

Education

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

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  		Lisa

Jude Blitz

judeb@Naropa.edu
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, University of Missouri
MA, Antioch University

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  		Jude

Michele Blumberg

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Mia Bolte

mbolte@naropa.edu

Education

Master of Arts, Naropa University

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  		Mia

Rachael Bonaiuto

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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Jenny Bondurant

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Deb Bopsie

LCP
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy

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  		Deb


Sheela Bringi

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MFA World Music Performance, California Institute of the Arts
BA Ethnic Studies, Mills College

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  		Sheela

Sreedevi Bringi

Instructor

Programs

Master of Divinity - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Instructor
BA in Yoga Studies - Instructor
BA in Religious Studies - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Instructor

Education

MSc, MS, MA

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  		Sreedevi

Marlow Brooks

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Marlow

Joan Bruemmer-Holden

jbruemmer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Performance - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BFA, New York University
MFA, Naropa University

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  		Joan


Jane Bunin

jbunin@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Core Faculty

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 Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BFA, University of Illinois

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  		Junior


Reed Bye

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

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Instructor
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Instructor

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 Emeritus

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


Jeanine Canty

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

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Resilient Leadership - Core Faculty

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, BA Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Contemplative Psychology - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Lauren

Mairead Case

mcase@naropa.edu
Adjunct Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Adjunct Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Adjunct Faculty

Education

University of Notre Dame (BA, Great Books and French)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, Fiction)
Highlander Training Center (certification)
University of Denver (Ph.D in English and Creative Writing; currently a candidate)

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  		Mairead

Marvin Casper

Associate Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Marvin

Jacey Cerda

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Jacey


Janneli Chapin

jchapin@naropa.edu | 303-245-4771
Chair, MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

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 - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Core Faculty

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

Robyn Chauvin

Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Instructor

Education



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Patti Chenis

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Angelo Ciliberti

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Gabrielle Civil

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Adjunct Faculty

Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, New York University
MA, Comparative Literature, New York University
BA, English (Creative Writing), French, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

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  		Gabrielle

Carole Clements

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

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Core Faculty

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


Doug Contri

dcontri@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Travis Cox

tcox@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4740
Associate Professor and Chair, MA Ecopsychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
MA Philosophy and Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies
BA Philosophy, Central College in Pella, Iowa

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  		Travis

Shyamaa Creaven

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

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, Naropa University

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  		Shyamaa

John Davis

jdavis@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Christine DeMarco

MA, LPC, ATR
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, Expressive Therapies, Leslie University
BA, Social Work

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  		Christine

T.J. DeZauche

Instructor

Programs

Core Curriculum Requirements - Instructor

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, University of South Alabama

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  		T.J.

Craig Deininger

cdeininger@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

PhD in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MFA in English (Poetry), University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA in English, Ball State University

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  		Craig

Lee Demi


Education

PhD, Biology, University of Alabama
MS, Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine
BS, Geoenvironmental Studies, Shippensburg University

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  		Lee

Lynn DiLorenzo

Associate Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, University of Northern Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

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  		Robert

Lisa Dion

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Eric Dorninger

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Eric

Cynthia Drake

cdrake@naropa.edu
Chair, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

Core Curriculum Requirements - Core Faculty
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty

Education

PhD English Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder
MA English Literature, Georgetown University
MAT English Pedagogy, Oregon State University
BA Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

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  		Cynthia

Karen Drucker

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Doug Dupler

douglas.dupler@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Environmental Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, Ohio State University
BS, Ohio State University

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  		Doug

Carolina Ebeid

cebeid@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty

Education

Current PhD candidate, University of Denver
MFA, Michner Center for Writers at University of Texas
BA, University of Missouri, Columbia

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  		Carolina

Sherry Ellms

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

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Core Faculty
BA in Environmental Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Resilient Leadership - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Sherry


Deepesh Faucheux

dfaucheux@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Gaylon Ferguson

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

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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
Professor, MA Ecopsychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
ZD Universite de Fribourg, Switzerland
BA, Old College, Reno NV
Wilderness First Responder (WFR), current since 1999

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  		Tina

Lee Fife

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

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty

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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Michal (Miki) Fire

mfire@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor | Program Chair and Core Faculty, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Core Faculty

Education

Psy.D., California Institute of Integral Studies
B.A., McGill University

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  		Michal (Miki)

Barbara Flood

Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Instructor

Education



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Paul Fowler

pfowler@naropa.edu | 303-245-4612
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Music - Core Faculty

Education

MM, University of Michigan
BM, Ithaca College

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  		Paul

Michael Franklin

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Core Faculty

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Duey


Leah Friedman

Core Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Contemplative Art Therapy - Instructor

Education

BA, Art Therapy, Capital University
MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy, Naropa University

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  		Leah

Ethelyn Friend

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

Programs

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Ethelyn

Jason Gerhardt

gerhardt@naropa.edu

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

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Brooke


Michael Girodo

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Michael

Corissa Gold


Education

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

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Tracy Goldenberg


Education

BA, Webster University
MA, Naropa University
R-DMT

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Vidan Gonthier

vgonthier@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

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
Chair of MFA Contemporary Performance | Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Performance - Core Faculty
MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Core Faculty

Education

MFA, University of Delaware
PTTP, University of Delaware

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  		Lorenzo

Cynthia Gordon

cgordon@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

PhD Sociology
MA Art Therapy
Certification in Animal-assisted psychotherapy

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  		Cynthia

Elizabeth Grassi

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Elementary Teacher Licensure Program - Core Faculty
BA in Elementary Education - Core Faculty

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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  		Elizabeth

Kathleen Gregory

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

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 - Core Faculty

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

Meridith Grundei

Instructor

Programs

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Instructor

Education

MFA Contemporary Performance, Naropa University, 2007

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  		Meridith

Kurt Gutjahr

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

Acharya Degree, Nalanda Institute (Sikkim, India)

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  		Acharya Lama Tenpa


Amelia Hall

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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

Emily K. Harrison

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Performance - Adjunct Faculty

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

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Jason Hays

jhays@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Jason

Erin Hernandez

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Howard Hoffman

Program Chair, Religious Studies BA
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty

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


Education

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

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Matthew Holloran

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Gene-Elaine Hooley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Gene-Elaine

Averill Hovey

averillhovey@gmail.com
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA Mass Communications, Film & Journalism Studies, University of Denver
MA Educational Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy

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  		Averill

Francesca Howell

fhowell@naropa.edu
Adjunct Associate
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Environmental Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

PhD, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
MPhil, Cambridge University, (Clare Hall), Cambridge, UK
BS, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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  		Francesca

Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


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

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

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
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, Brandeis University
BA, McGill University

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  		Zvi

Diane Israel

disrael@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Instructor

Education

MA Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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  		Diane

Itai Ivtzan

i.ivtzan@uel.ac.uk
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

PhD in Psychology (Mindfulness Studies)
MSc in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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  		Itai

MacAndrew Jack

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		MacAndrew

Nancy Jane

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Adjunct Faculty

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty

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

Laia Jorba-Galdos

Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Core Faculty

Education



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Chaitanya Kabir

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

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Adjunct Faculty

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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

PsyD CGP CACIII FAGPA

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  		Francis J

Nataraja Kallio

nkallio@naropa.edu | 303-245-4610
Program Chair, Yoga Studies | Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty

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
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Bhanu

Eve Katz


Education

Masters in Independent Study in Counseling

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Christina Kauffman


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

Performance - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Julie Kellaway

jkellaway@naropa.edu | 303.245.4768
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

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

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Karen Kissel Wegela

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

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

Core Curriculum Requirements - Adjunct Faculty

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
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Uğur

Samuel Kohlenberg

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Kendra Krueger

kkrueger@naropa.edu

Education

MS, Electrical Engineering Concentration in nano structures and materials, University of Colorado at Boulder
BS, Electrical Engineering concentration in electronics,minors in physics and astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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  		Kendra

Tracey Lamers

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Jade Lascelles

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Jade

Caroline Leach

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Elizabeth Leach

Instructor

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Instructor

Education

MA Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (in progress), University of Colorado Denver
MAT, Secondary Foreign Language, American University
BA Politics & Spanish, Oberlin College

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  		Elizabeth

Michael Levy

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Valerie Lorig

vlorig@naropa.edu | 303-704-8194
Instructor

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Instructor

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

Education

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

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  		Kimberly J.

Michael A. Lythgoe

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Michael A.

Joanna Macy


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 - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Janine


Brigitte Mars

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MT, Boulder College of Massage AHG
American Herbalist Guild

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  		Brigitte

Kate Mazuy

Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Instructor

Education

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

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  		Kate

Philip McBrain

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Mary McHenry

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Adjunct Faculty

Education

M.Ed, Adult Education & Training, Colorado State University
BA, Theater & Communications, University of New Hampshire

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  		Mary

Tammy Lea McKaskle

tmckaskle@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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Deborah McNamara

dmcnamara@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA Philosophy and Environmental Policy, Boston University
MA Environmental Leadership, Naropa University
Graduate Certificate, EcoPsychology, Naropa University

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  		Deborah

Maputo Mensah

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Performance - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Mary Mikulinsky

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Netanel Miles-Yépez

cmiles@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Netanel

Mark Miller

markm@naropa.edu | 303-546-5282
Program Chair of Music
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Music - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Mark

Thomas Miller

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Julie Moinicken-Schmidt

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Michelle Naka Pierce

mnpierce@naropa.edu | 303-245-4808
Professor | NWC/CWS director
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Michelle

Susan Nimmanheminda


Education

PhD International University for Graduate Studies
MSW University of Denver

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  		Susan

Jenna Noah

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Brad O'Sullivan

bosulliv@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BA, Colorado State University

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  		Brad

Lama Rod Owens

Distinguished Lenz Lecturer
Instructor

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Instructor

Education

Master of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

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  		Lama Rod

Ramon Parish

rparish@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Instructor
MA in Resilient Leadership - Instructor

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 - Core Faculty
MA in Resilient Leadership - Core Faculty

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



Jeffrey Pethybridge

Chair | SWP Director
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty

Education

PhD English & Creative Writing, University of Missouri
MA Creative Writing, Boston University
BA English, Old Dominion University

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  		Jeffrey

Kelly Petrie

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa
BS, Medical Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  		Kelly

Laurene Phillips

lphillips@naropa.edu
Senior Adjunct
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

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

Stephen Polk

spolk@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Resilient Leadership - Core Faculty

Education

MA Political Science, University of Colorado Denver

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  		Stephen

Jill Powers

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

Programs

BA in Visual Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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Chris Pusateri

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MLIS, University of Washington
MA, University of New Mexico
BA, Capital University
Undergraduate Study, University of the West Indies

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  		Chris

Jordan Quaglia

jquaglia@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Naropa University
BA University of Richmond

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  		Jordan

Michelle Quinlan

mquinlan@naropa.edu

Education

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

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Jody Radtke


Education

BS, University of Wisconsin
MA, Naropa University

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Lindsey Randol

lrandol@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

PsychD., Roehampton University, UK
B.A., Naropa University

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  		Lindsey

Joy Redstone

jredstone@naropa.edu | 303-546-3570

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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  		Joy

Sarah Richards Graba

srichardsgraba@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty

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

Christopher David Rosales

Core Candidate Assistant Professor of Innovative Prose
Core Faculty

Programs

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Candidate - University of Denver
MFA - CU Boulder
BA - Cal State Long Beach

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  		Christopher David

Beth Rosenfeld

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

Programs

BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, Pennsylvania State University

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  		Beth

Steven Sachs

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

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

Performance - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, SUNY Empire State College

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  		Leeny

Marian Salley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Ian Sanderson

isanderson@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Ontario

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  		Ian

Mitsugi Saotome

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Lisa Schaewe

lschaewe@naropa.edu

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

Talah Schall

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Andrew Schelling

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

Programs

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

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, Occidental College

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  		Julia

Alexandra Shenpen

ashenpen@naropa.edu

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

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Core Faculty

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

Lodi Siefer

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Deb Silver

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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

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
Director of the Office for Inclusive Community
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty
Core Curriculum Requirements - Adjunct Faculty

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
Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Instructor
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Joe

David Stanley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Phillip Stanley

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

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

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



Lou Stenger

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Sarah Steward

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

Programs

BA in Peace Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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  		Sarah

L. S. Summer

lssummer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA in Buddhist Studies, Naropa University

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  		L. S.

Heather Sutton

LPC, R-DMT
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, Bridgewater State
MA, Naropa University

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  		Heather

Nora Swan-Foster

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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Uri Talmor

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Uri

Lorin Terrell

lterrell@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

M.Ed, Couples & Family Therapy, University of Oregon

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  		Lorin

Doreen Trees

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Doreen


Gini Van Siclen

vvansiclen@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Adjunct Faculty

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 - Adjunct Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Adjunct Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Adjunct Faculty

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

BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Anne Waldman

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

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty

Education

BA, Bennington College

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  		Anne

Sue Wallingford

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

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

MA in Transpersonal Psychology: Emphasis Art Therapy
BA in Studio Art and Art Education, University of Kentucky
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
ATR-BC American Art Therapy Association

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  		Sue

Candace Walworth

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

Programs

BA in Peace Studies - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Candace

Liza Weems

lweems@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts - Adjunct Faculty

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder, BA Psychology
University of Colorado at Boulder, State of Colorado Teaching Credential
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado

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  		Liza

Tom Weiser

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

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 Contemplative Martial Arts - Adjunct Faculty

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
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Visual Arts - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Sue Hammond

John Whitehouse Cobb

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Peace Studies - Adjunct Faculty

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

Core Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Core Faculty

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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

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

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Ben Williams

bwilliams@naropa.edu
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty

Education

PhD in South Asian Studies, Harvard University. MTS (Masters of Theological Studies) in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School. BA in Religion, University of Vermont.

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  		Ben

Max Woodfin

ewoodfin@naropa.edu
Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Instructor

Education

MA, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy, Naropa University
BA, Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic

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  		Max

Lee Worley

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

Programs

Performance - Core Faculty
BA in Elementary Education - Core Faculty
MA in Contemplative Education - Core Faculty
BA in Contemplative Martial Arts - Core Faculty

Education

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

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  		Lee

Elaine Yuen

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

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

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

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

Education

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

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  		Stephanie

Cathy Zimmerman

czimmerman@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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