Nancy (Ilana) Rowe, Ph.D.

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

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

University Email: ilana.rowe@sofia.edu

Credentials: PhD, MATP, MA, BS

Program: MATP

Research Interests: Eco-spirituality; Creativity


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

Licensures/ Ordination:

  • Mental Health Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist (New York) (2006-2012).
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. (no longer)
  • Ordained Minister of Walking Prayer, Center for Sacred Studies


  • Rowe, Ilana (2020). Sacred stories: A caregiver’s journey through Alzheimer’s. Self-Published. Available from Amazon
  • 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.
  • Netzer, D. and Rowe, N. (2010) Inquiry into creative and innovative processes: An experiential, whole person approach to teaching creativity. Journal of Transformative Education, 8(2)
  • Rowe, N. Mangano (2008). The healing power of creative expression. In D. McCarthy (Ed.),
    Speaking about the unspeakable, London: Jessica Kingsley Press.

Research & Training:

My research and writing include earth-based spirituality, connecting with nature; creativity, and transformative learning.

Training/Certificates of Completion:

Creativity, education, transformative learning, counseling, family studies (marriage/family therapy), play therapy, expressive arts therapy, educational psychology, bereavement, spiritual psychology, spiritual direction, Psychosynthesis, and Authentic Movement.

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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