- Ph.D., Adult Learning, University of Chicago
Kim Hermanson, Ph.D., is an author, educator, and shamanic catalyst. She was initiated to the shamanic path in her 20s when she was critically injured in a head-on collision on the highway and accessed otherworldly energies to heal her body. Kim is adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and has served as both core and adjunct faculty at Meridian University, Sophia Center at Holy Names University, University of California Berkeley Extension, Sofia University, and the Esalen Institute. Her books include Deep Knowing, Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky’s the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award. She has co-authored articles and book chapters with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the New York Times bestseller, Flow, and a founder of the field of positive psychology, as well as Anthony Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago.