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William Howe, Ph.D.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Thomas Brophy, Ph.D.

President

Joel Pilco, Ed.D., MBA

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Planning

Hideki Baba, Ph.D.

Dean of Administration

& Registrar

Sharon Mijares, Ph.D.

Director of Psychology Program

Tamiko Voros, MST 

 Chief Financial Officer & Bursar

Wanda Nitsch, Ph.D.

Interim Director of Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Research

Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D.

Dean of Integral Education

Integral Health Program Director

Nick Bustos, Ph.D., LMFT

Dean of Student Life

Dana Reece, Ph.D.

Director, Master's in Integral Health-  IAYT Yoga Therapy Emphasis

Chiara Marrapodi

Director of Continuing Education

ADMINISTRATIon

ADMINISTRATION 

Dr. Thomas G. Brophy

  • Ph.D., Physics, 1989, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • M.S., Physics, 1985, University of Colorado, Boulder 

  • B.A., Physics, 1982, The Colorado College

Dr. Ji Hyang Padma

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2015, Sofia University

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, 2010, Lesley University

  • B.A., English, 1991, Wellesley College

Dr. Wanda Nitsch

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, 2005, Capella University

  • MSc., Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 2000, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

  • B.S., Physical Therapy, 1979, Stony Brook University

Dr. Sharon Mijares

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1995, The Union Institute Graduate School

  • M.A. Psychology, 1991, Sonoma State University

  • B.A. Psychology, 1990, The Union Institute Undergraduate School

 

Dr. Hideki Baba

  • Ph.D., Human Science, 2003, California Institute for Human Science

  • M.A., Human Science, 2000, California Institute for Human Science

  • B.A., Religion, 1998, Temple University

Dr. William Howe

  • Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University

  • M.A., Sociology, Stanford University

  • Ed.M. Educational Administration, Harvard University

  • M.A. English, University  of Massachusetts

  • B.A., English, Northwestern University

Dr. Nick Bustos

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2017, California Institute for Human Science

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy, 2011, University of San Francisco

  • B.A. Psychology, minor in Philosophy, 2003, University of the Pacific

Dr. Joel Pilco

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management, 2017, Alliant International University

  • M.B.A., International Business Administration, 2003, Alliant International University

  • B.S., International Business Administration, 2001, United States International University

Dr. Sean Esbjorn-Hargens

  • Ph.D., Humanities, 2005, California Institute of Integral Studies

  • M.A., Philosophy & Religion, 2001, California Institute of Integral Studies

  • B.S., Psychology & Philosophy, 1995, Lewis & Clark College

FACULTY

CIHS faculty and academic consultants are recognized and respected thought leaders in the fields of energy healing, integral studies and consciousness expansion research. They are distinguished professionals with decades of working experience in their fields of expertise, providing CIHS students with a holistic education that moves theory into practice.  

LEAD FACULTY

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Dr. Sam Aganov

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2006, California Institute for Human Science

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, 2010, Aspen University, Denver, CO

  • M.S., Psychology, 1995, Kiev National University, Kiev, Ukraine,

  • B.A., Psychology, 1996, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

Dr. Mali Burgess

  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, 2004, Union Institute and University

  • B.A.,University Scholar and Independent Major, 1975, Princeton University

Dr. Nick Bustos

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2017, California Institute for Human Science

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy, 2011, University of San Francisco, Sacramento, CA

  • B.A. Psychology, minor in Philosophy, 2003, University of the Pacific

Dr. Gaétan Chevalier

  • Ph.D., Engineering Physics, 1988, University of Montréal

  • M.Sc.A. Applied Science, 1983, University of Montréal

  • B.Ing. Engineering Physics, 1979, University of Montréal

Dr. Mary D. Clark

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 1969, Arizona State University

  • M.A., Education, 1967, Arizona State University

  • B.S., Psychology, 1965, Brigham Young University

Dr. Michelle Dexter

  • Ph.D., Culture, and Human Behavior, 2010, Alliant International University.

  • M.A. Culture, and Human Behavior, 2004, Alliant International University.

  • B.A. Behavioral Science, 1999, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 

Dr. Michelle Fauver

  • Ph.D., Transpersonal Psychology, 2011, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

  • M.S., Transpersonal Psychology, 2011, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

  • B.S., 2005, Health Psychology and Spirituality, Bastyr University

Dr. Richard Jelusich 

  • Ph.D., Human Science, 1999, California Institute for Human Science

  • M.S., Systems Management, 1987, University of Southern California

  • B.S., Business Management, 1977, San Diego State University

Dr. Sharon Mijares

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1995, The Union Institute Graduate School|

  • M.A. Psychology, 1991, Sonoma State University

  • B.A. Psychology, 1990, The Union Institute Undergraduate School

Dr. Beverly Rubik

  • Ph.D., Biophysics, 1979 University of California, Berkeley

  • B.S., Chemistry, 1972, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Ron Strader

  • Ph.D. Life Physics, 2014, California Institute for Human Science

  • Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion, 1981, The Claremont Graduate School

  • M.A. Education, 1993, Chapman University

  • M.A. Religion, 1981, Point Loma College

  • B.A. Religion, 1966, Biola University

  • B.S. Biological Sciences, 1966, Biola University

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider

  • DPT. Physical Therapy, Boston University, 2014

  • M.A. Psychology, Harvard University, 2020

  • M.S. Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma, 2009

  • B.S. Health Science, University of Oklahoma, 2006

  • Non-Profit Business Management, Harvard University, 2018

Dr. Roger Cavnaugh

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 1991, United States International University.

  • M.A. Clinical and Experimental Psychology, 1984, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • M.A. Modern History, 1967, University of Pittsburgh.

  • B.S. Political Science and History, 1965, Georgetown University

Dr. Misha Goussev

  • Ph.D., Human Science, 2006, California Institute for Human Science.

  • M.B.A. 2001, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • B.S. 1991, Moscow University of Technology

Dr. David Gruder

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (secondary emphasis in Organizational Development), 1982, California School of Professional Psychology

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology (secondary emphasis in Organizational Development), 1977, California School of Professional Psychology

  • B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1975, Alfred University

 Dr. Tambria Hunt

  • Ph.D. Forensic Psychology, Walden University, 2018

  • M.A. Counseling and Guidance, Louisiana Tech University, 2005

  • B.A. Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2001

 

Dr. Tony Kashani

  • Ph.D. in Humanities with a concentration in Transformative Learning and Change, 2007,  California Institute of Integral Studies             

  • M.A., Cinema Studies, 2001, San Francisco State Universit

  • B.A., Broadcast and Electronic Communication Art with a concentration in

  • Radio and Television, 1987, San Francisco State University

Dr. Nandini Katre

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry & Biophysics—University of Pennsylvania, PA, 1978M.Sc., Chemistry, Honors & Distinctio, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1972B.Sc., Chemistry, Honors & Distinction, University of Bombay, 1970

​​​Dr. Latrice Drain

  • Ph.D., International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional  Psychology, 2013

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional              Psychology, 2008

  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Roosevelt University, 2005

 

research faculty
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES AND WELL-BEING

Dr. Tamara L. Goldsby

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2009, University of Surrey

  • Graduate Study, Social Psychology, 2000-2005, London School of Economics

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, 1990, National University

  • M.A., Human Behavior, 1988, National University

  • B.A., Psychology, 1986, Alliant International University

Dr. Claude Swanson

  • Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University, 1976

  • Post Doctoral, Mechanical Eng., Cornell University, 1976

  • Post Doctoral, Aeromechanical Eng., Princeton University, 1975

  • B.S., Physics, M.I.T., 1969

Dr. David Muehsam

  • Ph.D., Neurophysiology, 2012, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • B.A., Physics, Music, 1987, Hampshire College

 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

 

Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. (Board Chair)

Timothy Laporte , Ph.D (Vice Chair)

Ann Marie Cushing

Richard Gold, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Yutaka Kamitsukasa

Masato Kashiwakura

Paul Mills, Ph.D.

Kazuhiro Motoyama, Hon. Ph.D.

Kelly Price Noble, D.HA

Charles Richards, Ph.D.

Cassandara Vieten, Ph.D.

 Joseph Subbiondo

Advisor for Strategic Growth 

  

 

CONSULTANTS 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM consultants

Integral Psychology
Stanely Krippner, Ph. D.

Comparative Religion & Philosophy
Shigenori Nagatomo, P.h.D

Clinical Psychology
Roger Cavnaugh, Ph. D.

Life Physics
James Mattioda, Ph.D.

William A. Tiller, Ph.D.
Shingo Tsukada, Ph.D.

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