Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology: Faculty

Our Program Chair

Robert Wood, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Psychology (Concentration in Transpersonal Psychology) – Sofia University (formerly ITP)
  • J.D. – University of Utah
  • M.A. Transpersonal Psychology – Naropa University
  • MBA – University of Utah
  • M.S. Economics – University of Utah
  • B.A. Economics – University of Utah

Educational Research:

Ph.D. Psychology – Dissertation: Psycho-Spiritual Transformation Experienced by Participants of Modern Wilderness Rites of Passage Quests: An Intuitive Inquiry

M.S. Economics – Thesis: The Impact of Capitalism on Individual Self-Actualization

Licensures & Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Research & Training Interests: Ecopsychology, transformation through nature, vision quest, shamanism, archetypal psychology, and psychospiritual transformation, intuitive inquiry, and quantitative psychological research.

Publications:

  • Wood, R. (2007). The archetypal experience of a modern vision quest. East Coast Sandplay Journal, 8(1), 1-9.

Nancy (Ilana) Rowe, Ph.D.

Core Faculty

Education

• 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)

Research & Training

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

Publications

• 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)

Vicki Lundin-Taylor, Ph.D.

Core Faculty

Education

• PhD – Sofia University
• MBA – California State University
• MATP – Sofia University

Licensures & Certifications

• Generating Transformational Change in Human Systems – 2 Year Certificate – Pacific Integral Institute in partnership with Leadership Institute of Seattle
• Accredited Associate Coach, ACC – International Coaching Federation
• Certified Mentor Coach, CMC – CCE International Coach Federation
• Licensed Trainer, Coaching Out of the Box® 5/5/5 model
• The Art of Development Certificate; a variety of coaching approaches within the context of adult stages of development – 6 months
• Stages, InDepth Theory and Methodology for Human Development
• Certified Transformative Life Coach, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
• Certified in Emotional Intelligence EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Degree Leadership Assessments; Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

Research & Training

Expanding on my diverse business knowledge from corporate venues to successful entrepreneurial enterprises, my doctorate research and certifications in transformative learning, human development, and leadership for social transformation has supported my interest in a variety of fields: professional coach, academic coach educator, and community leadership. I support and empower clients to ignite their visionary future as well as foster students in a safe, skill-scaling environment to integrate and grow their potential. As President for the International Coaching Federation High Country Chapter of six northwestern states, I lead a board of directors and membership toward developing a robust collaboration for meeting our latest adaptive challenges.

Robert Ferrer

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Sofia University (ITP)

Licensures & Certifications

• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Rosalyn Grady

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• Ph.D. in Creation Spirituality with an Emphasis on Transpersonal Psychology – Ubiquity University
• Master of Arts in Earth based Spirituality

Licensures & Certifications

• Certified Yoga Teacher
• Certified in Body Centered Therapy and Concious Relationship Therapy
• Ordained Minister of Cross-Cultural Prayer with the Center for Sacred Studies
• Certified Funeral Celebrant

Ruth Judy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• PhD Transpersonal Psychology – Sofia University (ITP)
• MA Library Science – Texas Woman’s University

Licensures & Certifications

• Journey Guide Certificate in Archetype
• Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Research & Training

Training in bereavement counseling, Various training programs through the Sage-ing International Cross-cultural research in contemplative practices, Spirituality in human development; Spirituality across traditions Eldering/Conscious Aging; Contemplative Practices, Grief, death and dying; Infertility; Compassionate self-care; Compassion fatiguem

Karen Herold

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• MA in Transpersonal Psychology – Sofia University
• BBA Accounting – Seattle University

Licensure & Certifications

• Psychosynthesis Life Coach
• Forest Yoga Instructor

Research & Interests

The process of transition

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