Stephen is Chancellor, founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Ex-Officio Board of Trustees member. He is a professor of depth psychology with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public school teacher and counselor. He has served as an organizational consultant to companies and agencies worldwide, and teaches extensively.
Bayo Akomolafe is globally recognised for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action, activism and social change. He is an international speaker, poet and activist for a radical paradigm shift in consciousness and current ways of living.
Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, MFT, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) is a psychotherapist, leadership coach, and clinical trainer in the fields of Somatic Trauma Healing Therapies, Mindfulness Meditation, Transformational Leadership and Core Creativity.
Avrom is Professor and Core Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program. He served as Associate Chair, Director of Research, Research Associate, Clinical Coordinator, and member of the Counseling Psychology Program Development Committee. Avrom also served as the President of the Academic Senate and member of the Senate Leadership Committee. Avrom is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Therapist, and teaches the Gurdjieff Work and Gurdjieff Movements internationally.
Dorothy brings a Jungian perspective and experience as an artist to her teaching for the Marion Woodman Foundation, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Former assistant dean and professor at UCLA, she specialized in group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and leadership development.
For more than 30 years Hooker has utilized his training and expertise in Conflict Transformation by serving as mediator, community builder, scholar, and advocate. Hooker's primary focus is in the transformation of multi-party disputes and post conflict community reconciliation, especially those conflicts where race, class, religion, and other socially constructed variables significantly impact the disputed context. He also has both practice and academic interests in the interruption of the multi-generationa
Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, PhD. is Professor Emerita, Dpt. of Anthropology at Smith College and founded Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian Upper Amazon in 2009 which she directs. She has spent years in India and Peru working with indigenous peoples and with farmers.
Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D was educated at Smith College, Mills College, the San Francisco Conservatory, Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of California and holds three master's degrees: one each in music (piano performance), mythological studies and psychology with an emphasis on expressive arts therapy.