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Potential Major Advisors for MA students

Major Advisor responsibilities:

The Student responsibilities:

Choosing an Advisor is one of the most important decisions you as a student make in the dissertation process: it is up there with choosing a topic. In an ideal world, your advisor would be a mentor, an expert in your field, a coach, an editor, and a career counsellor; someone to guide, teach and encourage you from the first moment until the last. There are, however, few human beings who can fill that entire job description. An advisor/advisee relationship is like other relationships. Most don’t work perfectly at first, or all the time, but there must be enough goodwill on each side so that you can both try to make your relationship work. Your job is to get your advisor to help you as much and as effectively as possible.

Please find below a list of recommended advisors, check their profiles and contact them directly. We cannot assure or promise their availability at the time you enter dissertation phase. If you do not find within the list anybody available or the most appropriate person then please reach out to your community, people you may know, the author of a book you read et al.

Improve your writing

If you do not have much experience in academic writing, we can offer two levels of support. Firstly, it could be a good idea to take one of the online courses below. They can really help with the writing process. Secondly, we have a community of Writing Mentors who are available to support you one-on-one, giving you feedback on your writing and coaching you on how to improve it.

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Writing Mentors

Personal mentoring on your academic writing is available through Linda White (Ph.D. Cand.). See her profile in the Advisors list below.

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Publishing your Writing

As you write the chapters of your thesis or dissertation, you might want to consider publishing your writing in a journal that we recommend, the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change.

Advisors

Linda White MA, PhD Candidate Ubiquity University

Juan Carlos Arean PhD Ubiquity University Graduate

Safa Boga MA, Ubiquity University Graduate

Cindy Bledsoe MA Ubiquity University Graduate

Margot Borden PhD Candidate Ubiquity University

Mari Karen Castle PhD Ubiquity University Graduate

HeatherAsh Amara PhD Candidate Ubiquity University

Ute Weber-Woisetschlager PhD Candidate Ubiquity University

Ed Muller PhD

Victoria Moore PhD Candidate Ubiquity University

Calen Rayne DMin Ubiquity University Graduate

Mary Hillsman, PhD

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Mary Hillsman, PhD

Caring, considerate, encouraging, and sympathetic are the qualities about my advisor that mattered to me.  I am also caring, considerate, encouraging, and sympathetic.

My research explored the importance of examining and expressing our power.  Heuristic Research, Arts-Based Research, and Organic Inquiry are the research Methods I used to investigate women’s subjective experience of personal power. I learned from my team of co-researchers that they identified power to be something to help others and make a positive difference in the world. The expressive and reflective aspects of mask making engaged the creative and intuitive ways of knowing for all of us. This investigation began with the premise that women experience and express power differently than is traditionally identified in our culture and understood as domination and control. Co-researchers defined power as: Awareness, Balance, Authenticity and Connectedness. They further explained their expressions of power as Compassionate Communication and Compassionate Action were only possible after they found their power in the previous definitions. As a conduit for change, this study presents defining options for the concept of power that, if adopted, by a more general population, could change how we care for ourselves, for others, and for our world.

Research is a journey.  Writing a thesis and dissertation are a deep intellectual and personal undertaking. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting your journey.

Some nuts and bolts about me: BFA University of Denver, MA Lesley University, PhD The Wisdom School, UU.

Owner ~ General Contractor of sacred family homes/spaces; CEO Family Crisis Center; Executive Director Technical Education Program in Colorado Community College System; CEO Senior Living Campuses; Multiple ~ Affordable Housing; Consultant ~ C Suite Leadership Development, Change Management, Continuous Improvement, in corporations, government, and non profit organizations.

Calen Rayne DMin

I have been with Ubiquity for 17 years as a student, faculty member, staff member and advisor for Master and Doctoral level students. I am currently Director of Organizational Architecture. My areas of interest include art, poetry, philosophy, Buddhism and other Eastern traditions, ancient wisdom teachings, energy work, geomancy, quantum physics, sacred geometry and mathematics. I would be happy to discuss possible collaboration on any potential topics students might have for their proposed work. I am familiar with a number of other potential advisors if they might be a better fit. My main website is themonklibrary.com, which offers various resource materials for students and the general public. This website also links to my other websites.

Victoria Moore PhD Candidate Ubiquity university

1. Areas of previous academic studies—Humanities History; Sociology; Psychology; Philosophy; Politics; English and American Literature; Education;

2. Area of previous academic studies—The Arts Theatre; Art; Art History

3. Areas in which I have taught in Higher Education Clinical Psychology; Counseling; Social Work; Psychology; Sociology; Education

4. Areas in which I have written professionally Spirituality; Art; Music; Politics; History; Sports;

5. Areas in which I have been, am currently studying, and in which I am interested: Indigenous Studies; Spirituality; Cosmology; New Sciences; Scientific and Technologic Innovation; Biology; Chemistry; Energy Medicine; Consciousness Studies; Economics

6. Skills Critical thinking; cultural understanding; creative problem-solving and projectbuilding Can appreciate the skills in others and can work well with them.

Ed Muller PhD

Areas of expertise:

  • Sustainable and regenerative development
  • Bioregional development approaches
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem management
  • Local rural development
  • Tourism (regenerative, sustainable, ecotourism, rural tourism, cultural tourism)
  • Participatory community planning
  • Global change

Ute Weber-Woisetschlager PhD Candidate Ubiquity university

Areas of expertise:
Philosophy/Aesthetics/Creativity
Consciousness/Communication/Dialogue

HeatherAsh Amara PhD Candidate Ubiquity university

Main interests are the ways we connect and commune with the wisdom of the earth, our bodies, and each other. I’m passionate about returning to honoring the sacred rhythms of the cycles and seasons and reweaving ourselves intimately back into the web of life.

Topics: Shamanism, intuition, darkness, earth-based spirituality, women’s wisdom, cycles, emotional and spiritual healing, alternative perception and experiences.

Mari Karen Castle PhD

Areas of interest and/or expertise:

Transpersonal Psychology to include non-ordinary states of consciousness, ancient spiritual wisdom, archetype, myth, and integration of masculine and feminine energy.

Margot Borden PhD Candidate Ubiquity university

Areas of interest and expertise:

  • Psychospiritual healing and development
  • Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism)
  • Divine Feminine
  • East-West Psychology

Cindy Bledsoe MA

Subject matter specialties:

  • Conscious evolution
  • Integrative health, wellness, mindfulness, meditation, numerology, energy healing, remote viewing, EFT, intuition, human potential.
  • Conscious media, TV/film, scriptwriting, storytelling.
  • Conscious business, social good, nonprofit management.
  • Urban design and planning, placemaking, future cities.
  • Systems design, biomimicry, sacred geometry.
  • Ancient wisdom cultures of Mu/Lemuria, Maya, Egypt.
  • Education, nature-based education, educational modeling.
  • Futures modeling within multiple sectors.
  • Community collaboration models and co-design principles
  • Thrivability, cocreation, regeneration

Helpful Topics

  • In terms of the dissertation process, I can offer facilitation in these topics to help with focus and flow, but perhaps this duplicates your dissertation course:
  • Creativity
  • Writing
  • Topic selection and identification, honing in and applying your unique genius.
  • Creating a narrative and voice with the dissertation.
  • Mapping the content and defining parameters of research and narrative.

Safa Boga MA

Main areas of interest and expertise are:

  • Somatic Psychology
  • Somatic Trauma Healing
  • Energy Healing
  • Distance Healing
  • Group Healing
  • In Utero Trauma 
  • Childhood Trauma 
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Ancestral Healing
  • Psychedelic Integration

Juan Carlos Arean PhD

Expertise/interests as follows: Apology, Forgiveness, Ancestral Healing, Perpetrators Trauma, Moral Injury, Historical Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma, Community Accountability, Truth and Reconciliation, Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, Gender-Based Violence, Battering Intervention, Fatherhood, Gender Socialization, Gender Justice and Healing, Masculinities.

Linda White MA, PhD

Specializing for 36 years in recovery from trauma, grief/loss, addictive tendencies, and stress-related illnesses Linda’s life work has been a unique synthesis of somatic therapies (body), developmental psychology (mind), and applied spirituality.

Her approach to recovery and the therapeutic relationship integrates principles of integral, Jungian and transpersonal psychology, 12 step recovery & evolutionary spirituality.

Linda is currently engaged in Ph.D. research focused on ancestral and collective trauma and the economic influences that impact stress-related symptoms and addictive tendencies within the US culture. Deeper aspects of this research encompass the transgenerational impact of war on families and the need for integration of anomalous phenomenological experiences within mainstream culture.

As a clinician, researcher, mentor, and consultant Linda’s services have been offered in a range of settings to include hospital-based weight management programs, outpatient alcohol rehabilitation, and mental health clinics, employee assistance programs, church-based pastoral counseling settings, corporate wellness environments & governmental organizations.

Her work has been offered in Maryland and Maine in the United States and in New Zealand where she was the first person in the US to enter New Zealand on a three-year entrepreneurial visa for the Psycho-Somatic Integration (PSI) work she developed. PSI is a process designed to release bodily tension and to relax the central nervous system. PSI was introduced in the USA in 1991 & in New Zealand in 1999.

Linda is the co-author of an academic paper published in the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice: Vol 8: 3&4, pp 66-81 (Dec 2013) titled “Integral Evolutionary Recovery”. She is also co-author of a book Chapter in “Cohering The Integral We”.

What makes Linda’s work unique? A passion for the practical application of the principles of Jungian, transpersonal & integral psychology and somatic therapies embraced within a framework of the practical life-saving principles of recovery. Specifically recovery from individual and collective trauma, addictive tendencies, and moral injury.

Specialty areas:

  •  Integral Psychology & Evolutionary Spirituality
  • Integral Evolutionary Recovery
  • Psycho-Somatic Integration
  • Recovery from Collective & Trans-Generational Trauma
  • Recovery from unresolved war trauma and moral injury

Alexander Laszlo PhD

Specialty Areas:

  • strategic planning (including scenario planning) and strategic design
  • sustainability and thrivability
  • collective intelligence
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • systems science, cybernetics and the sciences of complexity
  • evolutionary leadership

My inquiry on these topic areas involves an exploration of the pragmatic ideal of integrating the economic, ecological, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of societal development through considerations that include:

  • evolutionary thinking and design for thriving organizations
  • personal leadership and taking transformative stands
  • systems thinking, post-disciplinary research, and understanding the dynamics of complexity
  • sustainability principles and their application to organizations and communities
  • coherence of intrapersonal, interpersonal, trans-species, trans-generational, and pan-cosmic relationships
  • language, metaphor, and narrative in service of strategic conversations that shape reality

My research on emerging areas of human, organizational and societal thrivability includes inquiry into areas that are currently pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. Systems, strategy, sustainability/thrivability, aesthetics, ethics, and spirituality — and the interplay among these areas — inform my exploration of the multifocal lens through which I consider the societal and evolutionary value proposition of individual and collective human endeavor. My intellectual passion is to apply systems thinking, policy analysis, and technology assessment to processes of individual and collective empowerment that foster the conditions for a thrivable planet. My professional objective is to engage in educational and community-building activities that curate the nurturance spaces for action at systemic leverage points that help emerge a global eco-civilization.