Elizabeth Nelson

Elizabeth Nelson


  • Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., English Literature, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, UC Davis

Elizabeth has been a member of the faculty since 2003, and has served as Dissertation Office Director, Dissertation Policy Director, and currently chairs the Graduate Research Council. She specializes in scholarly writing, research process and strategy, methodology, and dissertation development and also teaches courses in dream, imagery, technology, and cultural studies. Her own research interests include personal and cultural expressions of the shadow, gender, and power, with a particular devotion to dangerous women in text, film, and life. Elizabeth is the author of two books, The Art of Inquiry coauthored with Joseph Coppin, which is now in its third edition (Spring Publications, 2017). Her second book is Psyche’s Knife: Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power (Chiron, 2012). She has also published several papers and book chapters. As a professional writer and editor for over 30 years, Elizabeth continues to coach aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles.

Website: www.elizabethnelson-phd.com

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