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Education Faculty

Kathia Castro-Laszlo received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and her Doctorate from Saybrook University. Kathia is the Chief Creative Officer of Magenta Wisdom and the Founding Partner of the Journey Network. As a consultant, she is the facilitator and designer of innovative learning systems within corporations, educational institutions, and international communities. She is widely published on the topics of cultural healing, integral sustainability, evolutionary learning communities and leadership.

Susanne Cook-Greuter received her Bachelor's from the University of Zürich and her Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University. She is the author of Post-Autonomous Ego Development and has published many influential papers on assessing ego development. She was a co-author with Bill Torbert and Associates, Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership.

Elizabeth Debold received her Bachelor’s from Mt. Holyoke College and her Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development. She has served as the Academic Director of The Graduate Institute and Senior Editor of EnlightenNext. She is a leading authority on gender development and author of the bestselling, Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women.

Cindy Lou Golin received her Bachelor's from California State University, Long Beach, and her Master's and Doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is a business coach, certified Fire Walk instructor and is founder of Reel Discovery, a program that teaches and facilitates the process of movie-going as a personal growth practice. She facilitates workshops, corporate trainings and teaches graduate school courses in Shadow and Integral Theory and Practice.

Gary Hampson received his Bachelors from University College London and his Doctorate from School of Education Southern Cross University. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the School for Transformative Leadership in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He is author of Leadership in transforming the modern worldview: Exploring postformal integration and Leading transformative higher education.

Katie Heikkinen received her Bachelor's and Master's from Harvard University. She has a strong background in research, developmental psychology, and integral approaches to education. Her research has focused on perspective taking capacities. She has authored a number of articles and book chapters.

Kim Hermanson received her Bachelor’s from Iowa State University her Master’s from the University of Minnesota and her Doctorate from the University of Chicago. She has taught at University of California Berkeley and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her books include Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers Trainers Coaches and Mentors and Sky’s the Limit.

Jean Houston (Chancellor) is a visionary researcher who has authored nearly 30 books and worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF and NASA. Dr. Houston has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. She holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world.

Joel Kreisberg received his Bachelor’s from Wesleyan University his Master’s from Prescott College and his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. He has been in private practice providing integrative health services for over 20 years. Joel lectures and consults widely and he is the author of numerous publications in the areas of health and medicine.

Rama Mani received her Bachelor’s from Bryn Mawr College, her Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, and her Doctorate from the University of Cambridge. She is Co-Founder of Rising Women Rising World. She has headed local and international organizations addressing conflict and injustice, and acted as strategic advisor or Board director to foundations dealing with peace building, democracy and governance. She is the author of the book, Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War and co-editor of the book, The Responsibility to Protect: Cultural Perspectives in the Global South.

Joy Meeker received her Bachelor's from DePauw University, her Master's from University of Notre Dame and her Doctorate from California Institute of Integral Studies. Joy is a conflict specialist and has worked with numerous groups on conflict resolution and mediation including the National Park Service, as well as with universities like Sonoma State University and Syracuse University. Her interests include Social Justice, Conflict Resolution, Social Transformation, and Transformative Learning.

Tom Murray received his Bachelor's from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his Master's and Doctorate from University of Massachusetts. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently his primary research is in the are of supporting social deliberative skills in online contexts. He has also done research in the areas of Cognitive Tools, Adaptive Computer Learning Environments, Online Collaboration, Ethics, and Knowledge Engineering. He is also publishes scholarly papers in the field of Integral Theory realted epistemology and applied philosophy.

Terri O'Fallon received her Bachelor's and Master's from Eastern Montana College. Terri has over four decades of experience in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. She has published and presented widely in the arenas of human development, organizational change, and transformative learning.

Terry Patten received his Master's from John F. Kennedy University and hosts the popular online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice. He teaches the acclaimed 8-session course, Integral Spiritual Practice. He co-authored, with Ken Wilber, the bestselling book Integral Life Practice, and his forthcoming book is The Integral Revolution.

Laura Pearsall received her Bachelor’s from Mesa State College, her Master’s from Adams State University, and her Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. Formerly an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at Mesa State College, Laura has pursued an interest in transformative human development and social justice through her work as a licensed high school counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice, and the Director of Program Development at a North Bay Human Services Non-Profit. Laura has published on topics related to human development and equity in educational access and has served as a peer reviewer for the Roeper Review.

Jonathan Reams received his doctorate in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. He teaches and does research on leadership development, coaching and counseling. He serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review, A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, Praxis and Research. He is also a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership. His publications include: What's Integral about Leadership?, Integral Leadership: Generating Space for Emergence through Quality of Presence, Leading the Future, Making Leadership Development Developmental and Integral Leadership: Opening Space by Leading through the Heart. He is also co-editor of Integral Education: New Directions for Higher Learning.

Melissa Schwartz received her Master's from Beacon College and her Doctorate from Rosebridge Graduate School (now Argosy University). Formerly a faculty member in both the Psychology and Counseling departments at Sonoma State University, she maintains a private practice as a Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, is a member of the California Psychological Association’s MCEP Review Committee, and is a Peer Reviewer for the APA journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly. Her interests include the psychology of women, adult development, and qualitative research.

Zachary Stein received his Bachelor’s from Hampshire College, and his Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The co-founder of Lectica, Inc., an organization dedicated to the reform of large scale standardized testing, Zak’s work focuses on social justice and education through the lenses of developmental psychology and integral meta-theories. Zak’s publications have focused on topics in the philosophy of education, neuroscience, developmental psychology, and psychometrics, in such journals as American Psychologist, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Integral Review, and Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. His most recent publication is Social Justice and Educational Measurement: John Rawls, the History of Testing, and the Future of Education (Routledge 2016).

Thomas Steininger received his Doctorate at the University of Vienna with a special emphasis on consciousness and social evolution utilizing the work of Martin Heidegger and Ken Wilber. The founder of the German magazine, Evolve, Thomas also hosts the weekly web-broadcast, Radio Evolve, and pioneered the development of the Emerge Dialogue process, a collective process for creative engagement.

Gisela Wendling received her Bachelor's and Master's in Organization Development from Sonoma State University and her doctorate from Fielding Graduate University. She was the Coordinator of Sonoma States Organization Development M.A. and was an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University in the Psychology department. Her interests include organizational development, ritual and indigenous cultures.