Deeann Bruno, MAEd, MATP

Deeann Bruno, MAEd, MATPAdjunct & Academic Advisor: MBA

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Deeann Bruno began facilitating adult growth while serving in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). After retiring with almost 27 years of service she started her educational journey. While completing her B.S., Deeann returned to the USCG to teach as a contract employee. Her teaching career with the USCG lasted over 10 years; teaching at the leadership academy as well as traveling around the USCG to teach how to teach as well as how to design curriculum.  

Deeann’s vocational goal is to help people bloom where they’re planted and believes that teaching is a dance between communicating the curriculum which has been designed to fill some need and engaging the student who is exposed to the material. There should be mutual agreement between the teacher and student about the course objectives with mutual respect shown in order to achieve the curriculum’s mutual purpose. 


  • Ph.D. Candidate Transpersonal Psychology – Sofia University  
  • MA Transpersonal Psychology – Sofia University  
  • MA Education – Sonoma State University (SSU) 
  • B.S. – Excelsior College 

Educational Research: 

  • M.A. Ed – Cognate Project: SSU’s largest class of 750 students taught by all 7 department deans: Analyzing its impact on the 7 Teaching Assistants as well as the students. 
  • M.A.TP – Transpersonal Integration Project: Comparing and Contrasting the use of Creative Expression in Transformative Life Coaching vs Spiritual Guidance 

Licensures & Certifications: 

  • Master Training Specialist  
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualified Practitioner 
  • Dare to Lead Trained  
  • Retreat Leader 
  • Nature Retreat Leader 
  • Transformative Life Coaching Certificate Sofia University 
  • Creative Expression Certificate Sofia University 
  • Spiritual Guidance Certificate coursework Sofia University 
  • Training, Education, & Research Specialization coursework Sofia University 

Research & Training Interests: 

Transformative learning, transformative education, transpersonal leadership, positive psychology, curriculum development, transformative life coaching, creative expression, women’s studies, pagan studies, pilgrimage, and spiritual guidance. 

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.Chair-Transpersonal Studies

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