William Howe, Ph.D.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Thomas Brophy, Ph.D.


​Integral Health & Sciences Director

Joel Pilco, Ed.D.

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Planning

Hideki Baba, Ph.D.

Dean of Administration

& Registrar

Ji Hyang Padma, Ph.D.

Director, Comparative Religion & Philosophy Program

Tamiko Voros, MST 

 Chief Financial Officer & Bursar

Jess Bonds, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Chiara Marrapodi

Director of Continuing Education

Dana Reece, Ph.D.

Director of IAYT Yoga Therapy and Integral Health Joint Masters Program

Sharon Mijares, Ph.D.

CA PSY 16127

Director of Psychology Program

Nick Bustos, Ph.D., LMFT

Dean of Student Life



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.  


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. Jess Bonds

Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, 2010, Northcentral Universiry, San Diego, CA

M.A. English, Teaching of Writing, 1996, Cal State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

B.A. English, 1985, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Dr. William Howe

Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, Stanford,
M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Ed.M. Educational Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

M.A. English, University  of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
B.A., English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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, Stockton, CA

Dr. Joel Pilco

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management, 2017, Alliant International Univeristy, San Diego

M.B.A. International Business Administration, 2003, Alliant International Univeristy, San Diego

B.S. International Business Administration, 2001, U.S. International University, San Diego, Kenya & Mexico


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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. 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. 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


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 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 concentration in

Radio and Television, 1987, San Francisco State University

Dr. Nandini KatrePh.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. Claude Swanson

Ph.D., Physics, 1976, Princeton UniversityPost Doctoral, Mechanical Eng.,, 1976, Cornell UniversityPost Doctoral, Aeromechanical Eng., 1975, Princeton UniversityB.S..Physics, 1969, M.I.T.



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.

 Joseph Subbiondo

Advisor for Strategic Growth 




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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