Brandon Thompson, PHDC

The Board of Trustees of Sofia University is the corporate body established by the charter with complete responsibility for the government and welfare of the University and all the interests pertaining thereto including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.



• PhD – Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University (formerly ITP)

• B.S. Psychology – Morehead State University

Educational Research:

• M.A. Transpersonal Psychology – Thesis: Explorations with a Curriculum in Compassion

Licensures & Certifications:

• Certified Transformational Life Coach

Research & Training Interests:

• Ecstatic poetry as visionary art, Mahayana Buddhist compassion practices, the psychology of meditation


• Thompson, B. (2020). The practice and path of ecstatic poetry: Toward a new model for the facilitation of ecstatic verse. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 52(2), 204-223.

• Thompson, B. (2020). This is not my kingdom: Ecstatic Sovereignty. Kindle Direct Publishing.

• Thompson, B. (2018). Fire and the moon: Poems for my daughter. Kindle Direct Publishing.

• Thompson, B. (2017). The medicine is in the poison: Poems from the path of lojong. Kindle Direct Publishing.

• Thompson, B. (2015). From the back of a thirsty camel: Ecstatic longings. Kindle Direct Publishing.

• Thompson, B. (2012). The long road home: A collection of poems from an open heart. Kindle Direct Publishing.

More faculty members:

Dorote Weyers-Lucci, Ph.D.Faculty: Bachelor's Completion, Global College, Master of Business Administration

Simone M. DiMatteo, Ph.D.MBA Program Chair and Core Faculty

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFTProgram Chair

Michelle M. Daly, LPCProfessor

Jeng-Dau James Wu, DBAProfessor: MA of Business Administration

Robert Wood, PhD.Sofia Core Faculty, Chair-Transpersonal Studies

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