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Elizabeth Fergus-Jean

Elizabeth Fergus-Jean


  • Ph.D., Mythological Studies Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.F.A., University of Washington

Elizabeth is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary artist, author and lecturer on visual thinking, creativity and archetypes in media. She received her Ph.D. in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica and her M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Her artwork is widely exhibited and is held in numerous public and private collections. It has also appeared on the covers of several international myth and depth psychology journals and books, including all eight issues of Mythosphere. Her recent publications include Illuminating Letters: Paintings and Essays on the Kabbalah (Art & Psyche), and several articles on image and psyche. Fergus-Jean has been a community arts advocate for over 30 years focusing on the expanding role of the arts in education, and serving as the Chair for grants, artist-in-schools, and technology integration committees. She currently teaches in the Media Studies and English/Philosophy departments at Columbus College of Art and Design, has a creativity consulting practice, and is working on two art installations, Memory Stories: Community Reflections and Memory: Land, Water, and Ecology. Elizabeth was one of our founding faculty members of the Humanities Program at Pacifica. Elizabeth shares, “I am both thrilled and honored to be a part of the Humanities program that shares my passions of exploring and celebrating the creative spirit, giving voice to personal and cultural images, and working in a creative, artistic and collaborative environment. I look forward to learning about each students’ unique story, and guiding them as they deepen and enrich their own creative voice.