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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Paul Gyodo Agostinelli

pagostinelli@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - 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
Associate Professor, Somatic Counseling Chair
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

Meghan Hinman Arthur

marthur@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS Music Therapy, Duquesne University
MA Creative Arts Therapy, Drexel University
Ph.D. Depth Psychology, emphasis in psychotherapy, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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  		Meghan Hinman

Jackie Ashley

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

MA Dance/Movement Therapy 1990 Naropa Institute

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  		Jackie

Dale Asrael

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

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Dale

Zoe Avsteih

zoe@naropa.edu
Professor Emeritus

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Zoe

Jennifer Bacon

jbacon@naropa.edu
Core Candidate Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Naropa College
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Core Faculty

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park
M.Ed. Special Education, University of Virginia
B.A. Human Development, Mount Vernon College
Received Advanced Professional Certificate from Maryland

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  		Jennifer

Diane Bartko

dbartko@naropa.edu
Clinical Instructor, Ranked Faculty
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

Jamie Beachy

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity

Education



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  		Jamie

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

Elizabeth (Maria Gonzalez) Blohm

eleach@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Core Faculty

Education

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement, University of Colorado Denver
MAT, Secondary Foreign Language, American University
BA Politics & Spanish, Oberlin College

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  		Elizabeth (Maria Gonzalez)

Rachael Bonaiuto

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in 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

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

MSc, MS, MA

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  		Sreedevi

Marlow Brooks

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Marlow

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 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

Trevor Buser

tbuser@naropa.edu
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

PhD in Counselor Education, Syracuse University
MA in Counseling, Wake Forest University
M.Div., Princeton Seminary
BA, UCLA

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  		Trevor

Karin Bustamante

kbustamante@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS, Psychology, University of Illinois
MA, Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University

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Reed Bye

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

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Reed

Jeanine Canty

jcanty@naropa.edu | 303-245-4735
Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Jane

Barbara Carter

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS in Elementary and Art Education, New Mexico State University, 1978
MS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 1984
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute and University, 1992

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  		Barbara

Lauren Casalino

casalino@naropa.edu | 303-245-4778
Associate Professor
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

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

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
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS Music Therapy, Illinois State University
MA Buddhist and Western Psychology, Naropa Institute

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J'Lyn Chapman

jchapman@naropa.edu | 303-546-4665
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - 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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Scott Church

scott.church@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

Master of Arts, Contemplative Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
Sexual Health Certificate, Sex Therapy, University of Michigan School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE)

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  		Scott

Clarissa Cigrand

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS Psychology: University of Iowa
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Naropa University

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  		Clarissa

Angelo Ciliberti

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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Charlene Cobb

ccobb@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

EdD National-Louis University
MS Ed. Northern Illinois University
BA University of Illinois-Chicago

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  		Charlene

Travis Cox

tcox@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4740
Associate Professor, Faculty Trustee
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

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

Philip Deslippe

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Yoga Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Philip

Tarah Donoghue

tarah.donoghue@colorado.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

PhD (in progress) - Curriculum and Instruction - STEM Education
CU Boulder M.Ed Elementary Education
University of Central Oklahoma BBA - University of Central Oklahoma

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  		Tarah

Marina Dorian

Core Candidate Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

PhD Clinical and Community Psychology: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA Psychology Russian Language and Literature: University of California, Los Angeles

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  		Marina

Cynthia Drake

cdrake@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor, Associate Dean of Naropa College
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty
Core Curriculum Requirements - 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

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

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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Tina Fields

tfields@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4654
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Adjunct 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

Barbara Flood

Visiting Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Education



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  		Barbara

Michael Franklin

michaelf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3545
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

Leah Friedman

Assistant Professor, Transpersonal Art Therapy Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Leah

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

Corissa Gold

Adjunct Faculty

Education

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

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Tracy Goldenberg

Instructor

Education

BA, Webster University
MA, Naropa University
R-DMT

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Lorenzo Gonzalez

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

Programs

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

Education

MFA, University of Delaware
PTTP, University of Delaware

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  		Lorenzo

Cynthia Gordon

cgordon@naropa.edu
Visiting Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy

Education

PhD Sociology
MA Art Therapy
Certification in Animal-assisted psychotherapy

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  		Cynthia

Peter Grossenbacher

peterg@naropa.edu | 303-245-4663
Professor, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Chair, Director, Consciousness Laboratory
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Amelia Hall

Chair, Department of Wisdom Traditions | Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
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

Stephen Hatch

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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  		Stephen

Erin Hernandez

ehernandez@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BA, Georgia State University
MA, Naropa University

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  		Erin


Margot Iseman

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in 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

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

Education

PhD, Brandeis University
BA, McGill University

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  		Zvi

Diane Israel

disrael@naropa.edu
Visiting Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Education

MA Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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  		Diane

Itai Ivtzan

i.ivtzan@uel.ac.uk
Core Candidate 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

Giovannina Jobson

gjobson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4603
Visiting Instructor

Programs

BA in Religious Studies

Education

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

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  		Giovannina

Chaitanya Kabir

ckabir@naropa.edu | 303-443-8029
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

fkaklauskas@naropa.edu
Core Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

PhD Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Consulting, Colorado School of Professional Psychology
MA Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
BA English, Rowan University

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  		Francis J

Nataraja Kallio

nkallio@naropa.edu | 303-245-4610
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

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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Karen Kissel Wegela

kkwegela@naropa.edu | 303-245-4832
Professor
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

Uğur Kocataşkın

ukocataskin@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
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

skohlenberg@naropa.edu
MA, PhD, ACS, BCB, BCB-HRV, LPC
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

PhD, Applied Psychophysiology, Saybrook University
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
BA Linguistics, Antioch College
MEHP Fellow, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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  		Samuel

Tracey Lamers

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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Caroline Leach

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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Michael Levy

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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Sara Lewis

slewis@naropa.edu
Associate Professor, Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

PhD, Columbia University
MA, University of Chicago
BA, St. Lawrence University

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  		Sara

Valerie Lorig

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

Programs

BA in Psychology - Instructor
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

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 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 Psychology - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MT, Boulder College of Massage AHG
American Herbalist Guild

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  		Brigitte

Kate Mazuy

Core Candidate Associate Professor, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Kate

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

Mark McLaughlin

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Yoga Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

PhD in Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

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  		Mark

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

Netanel Miles-Yépez

cmiles@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Netanel

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 | Naropa Writing Center director
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

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

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  		Michelle

Jenna Noah

Visiting Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Education



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  		Jenna

Brad O'Sullivan

bosulliv@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

MFA, Naropa University
BA, Colorado State University

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  		Brad

Ramon Parish

rparish@naropa.edu
Core Assistant Professor

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Resilient Leadership

Education

MA Prescott College
BA Colorado College

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  		Ramon

Anne Parker

aparker@naropa.edu | 303-546-3558
Professor, Ecopsychology/Resilient Leadership Chair
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

Assistant Professor, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Chair, Summer Writing Program 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

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

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

Programs

BA in Psychology - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Naropa University
BA University of Richmond

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  		Jordan

Jody Radtke

jody@in-nature.net
Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy - Instructor

Education

BS, University of Wisconsin, Outdoor Recreation Leadership
MA, Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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  		Jody

Lindsey Randol

lrandol@naropa.edu
Associate 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

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

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

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

Emma Sartwell

esartwell@gmail.com
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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  		Emma

Tajah Schall

MA, R-DMT
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education



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  		Tajah

Andrew Schelling

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

Programs

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
BA in Religious Studies - 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

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

Education

BA, Occidental College

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  		Julia

Carla Sherrell

csherrell@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4666
Ed.D., 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

Deb Silver

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

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

Regina Smith

rsmith@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4662
Executive Director for Mission Integration and Student Affairs
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

Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Director
Instructor

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Joe

Phillip Stanley

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

Programs

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

L. S. Summer

lssummer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

MA in Buddhist Studies, Naropa University

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  		L. S.

Heather Sutton

MA, 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

Uri Talmor

utalmor@gmail.com
Visiting Instructor
Instructor

Programs

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

Education

MA Transpersonal Counseling, Naropa University

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  		Uri

Vanessa Taverentti

vt@earthmagicacademy.com
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Elementary Education - Adjunct Faculty

Education

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Sonoma State University
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Graduate Studies, University of Illinois
BA International Studies: Sustainable Development, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

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  		Vanessa

Xochitl (Lisa) Vallejos

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BA Psychology: Metropolitan State College of Denver
MA Counseling Psychology: Regis University
PhD Psychology: Saybrook University

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  		Xochitl (Lisa)

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
Visiting Instructor

Programs

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

Education

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

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  		Sara

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

Melissa Walker

melissawalkerdmt@gmail.com
Core Faculty
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

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

Education

BS in Psychology
BS in Sociology
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology

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  		Melissa

Candace Walworth

cwalworth@naropa.edu | 303-245-4712
Associate Dean, Naropa College, Professor
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

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
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

Assistant Professor
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
Associate 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
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions
MA in Religious Studies: 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

Amy Winchester

awinchester@naropa.edu
Visiting Instructor

Programs

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, Mount Holyoke College

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  		Amy

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

Stephanie Yuhas

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

Programs

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