Nancy (Ilana) Rowe, Ph.D.

Nancy (Ilana) Rowe, Ph.D.Core Faculty

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Ilana (Nancy) Rowe is an educator, writer, and curriculum designer in transpersonal psychology, creativity, teacher education, and earth-based spirituality. She spent time as a creative arts therapist and has led seminars and workshops on authenticity, eco-spirituality, creative expression, and imagination. She is a core faculty member at ITP/Sofia in the MATP program and balances teaching with a creative life. Ilana is ordained as a Minster or Walking Prayer from the Center of Sacred Studies.

University Email: ilana.rowe@sofia.edu

Pronouns (optional): (she/her)

Credentials: PHD

Program: MATP


  • Ph.D. – Texas A&M University
  • MTP – Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • M.Ed. – Texas A&M University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education – University of Texas

Licensures & Certifications:

  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)


  • Rowe, N. Mangano (2013) Intentional kayaking: Awakening to intimacy within the natural world. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 32(2), 2013, pp. 63-78.
  • Rowe, N., and Braud, W. (October 2013). Transpersonal Education. In H. Friedman & G. Hartelius (Eds).Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 666-686.
  • Rowe, N. Mangano (2011). Walking on sacred soil (in memory of Thomas Berry. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Rowe, Ilana (Nancy). Sacred Stories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s (To be published in July)

Research & Training:

Ecospirituality – Spiritual Connection with Earth, Transformative Education—Lifelong Learning, Creativity and Innovation

Her writing includes:

  • Sacred Stories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s – A Memoir
  • Intentional Kayaking: Awakening to Intimacy Within the Natural World. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.
  • Transpersonal Education. Book chapter in the Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology (with W. Braud)
    Walking on Sacred Soil (in memory of Thomas Berry). Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.
  • Inquiry into Creative and Innovative Processes: An Experiential, Whole-Person Approach to Teaching Creativity. Journal of Transformative Education. (with D. Netzer)

More faculty members:

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

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

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFTProgram Chair

Michelle M. Daly, LPCProfessor: MA of Counseling Psychology

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

Robert Wood, Ph.D.Chair-Transpersonal Studies

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