Naropa Faculty Listing



First name
Last Name

Katie Asmus

Adjunct Faculty | Graduate School of Psychology
MA, Naropa University

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DaleDale Asrael
dasrael@naropa.edu | 303-546-3522
Associate Professor, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa University
BS, Communications, Northwestern University

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ZoeZoe Avstreih
zoe@naropa.edu | 303-245-4774
Adjunct Faculty | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MS, Hunter College
BA, State University of New York, Albany
LPC, NCC, BC-DMT

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FrankFrank Berliner
fberliner@naropa.edu | 303-245-4828
Associate Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
BA, Yale University
MA, Naropa University

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DeborahDeborah Bowman
bowman@naropa.edu | 303-546-3559
Professor, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology
PhD, The Union Institute
BA, University of Kansas

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JaneJane Bunin

Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
PhD, Plant Ecology and Ecosystem Management, University of Colorado
MA, Biochemistry, Brandeis University
BS, Genetics, Cornell University

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BarbaraBarbara Catbagan, MEd
bcatbagan@naropa.edu | 303-245-4834
Dean, School of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies | Graduate School of Psychology, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, Colorado State University
MEd, Colorado State University

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JohnJohn Davis

Adjunct Faculty | Graduate School of Psychology
BA, Wake Forest University
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

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SherrySherry Ellms
sherry@naropa.edu | 303-245-4679
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MA Environmental Leadership, Naropa University
BA Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

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MichaelMichael Franklin
michaelf@naropa.edu | 303-546-3545
Director, Art Therapy Program, Transpersonal Counseling Psychotherapy | Graduate School of Psychology
PhD, Lesley University
MA, George Washington University
ATR-BC, The American Art Therapy Association
BA, University of South Florida

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Duey Freeman

Core Faculty, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology
BA, Loretta Heights College; MA, University of Northern Colorado, LPC

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PeterPeter Grossenbacher
peterg@naropa.edu | 303-245-4663
Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology; Director, Consciousness Laboratory | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
MS Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
BA Cognitive Science and Mathematics, University of California Berkeley

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NancyNancy Jane

Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Transpersonal Psychology / Ecopsychology, Naropa University
BA, French and Education, Lake Erie College
BS, Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts

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BrigittaBrigitta Karelis, MA

Adjunct Faculty, BA Contemplative Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Philips University, Marburg, Germany
MA, Naropa University

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Joe SomaJoe Soma MA, MS, CHT, LPC

Adjunct Faculty, MA Environmental Leadership | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
MS, Biochemistry, University of Scranton
BA, Biochemistry, University of Scranton

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KateKate Mazuy

Adjunct Faculty | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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DebDeb Piranian
piranian@naropa.edu | 303-245-4838
Director, Wilderness Therapy Concentration, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Faculty Trustee | Graduate School of Psychology
PhD, University of Washington
MA, Naropa University
BA, University of Michigan

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LaurieLaurie Rugenstein
laurier@naropa.edu | 303-546-3590
Associate Professor, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology; Coordinator for Counseling Concentration | Graduate School of Psychology
MMT (Master of Music Therapy), Southern Methodist University
BM, Berklee College of Music
MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) with the National Certification Board for Music Therapists

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AlexandraAlexandra Shenpen, PhD

Adjunct Faculty | Graduate School of Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
LPC, REAT
PhD, The Union Institute
MA, Lesley College
BA, Naropa University

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SueSue Wallingford
suew@naropa.edu | 303-546-3561
Core Faculty, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology | Graduate School of Psychology
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy, Naropa University
BA Studio Art and Art Education, University of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Art Therapist

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