Instructors

Our instructors in the Certificate program are known for both their astrological skill and their ability to teach in an online environment. Some of them are well-known names. But Kepler cares about more than a name. We want instructors with practical experience and most of our instructors have been practicing their craft for over 25 years. Equally important, we want instructors who are skilled at teaching.

This means our students get instructors with amazing astrological skills, the wisdom that comes from working in the field for many years, and a dedication to ensuring that students can learn what they are presented. Teaching is its own unique skill and Kepler hires instructors that can organize class materials so that if the student does the work, the end result should be what was promised.

We want our students to be able to incorporate the information from a course into their own knowledge base. We want them to be able to go into the astrological world and know how to fit what they have learned with the new things they encounter. Our teachers go the extra mile to help their students succeed.

Michael BartlettMichael Bartlett focuses on traditional and esoteric astrology. His Core Energetic training, highly intuitive nature, three decades of business experience and two decades of astrological wisdom gives him an extensively resourced toolbox he offers to his clients and students. He worked extensively with Alan Oken producing webinars and co-teaching from 2013-2017. 

Crane Joseph 2016 100pxJoseph Crane, M.A. is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. He has conducted beginning astrology courses, training programs on astrological interpretation, and on counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007. He also works 1:1 with those who wish to include astrology in their counseling work. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

döşer, öner Öner Döşer, the founder of AstroArt School of Astrology, School of Astrology Publishing, and Astrology TV is an astrology consultant, author, and lecturer, who completed the Robert Zoller Medieval Astrology Course and has been rewarded with a Diploma in Medieval Astrology (AMA). He has written 21 books, 9 of them translated into English, and his articles have been published in The Astrological Journal, The Career Astrologer and the ISAR web site.

brett gemini 200pxAs a certifiable StarryTeller, Gemini Brett devotes his now as a living vow to the Marriage of Heaven and Earth. He began his formal study with the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, but has since synthesized his own terrestrially-tuned celestial stew by integrating ingredients from many ancient and modern paradigms. Brett's principle intention is to retrieve the Star Songs heard in times before the written word.

gomes gary 2019 Gary Gomes began writing about Jyotisha in 1993, and has been published in the ACVA Journal, BAVA Journal, NCGR special editions, Mountain Astrologer, and several Indian magazines, including Express Star Teller and the Astrological eMagazine. He has also served as Editor and Managing Publisher of the Council of Vedic Astrology Journal. He served on the American College of Vedic Astrology Board between 1997 and 2003. He was elected Vice-President of the Council of Vedic Astrology in 2004 and President of CVA in 2007.

gryphon nina 200pxNina Gryphon is a practicing astrologer and corporate lawyer living in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Robert. Her predictions have appeared in many major publications, and she has been interviewed on radio and TV. She received her JD, and MA/BA (from Stanford University, and completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship. Since then, she has studied horary with Deborah Houlding, a leading traditional astrologer.

Ali GullyAli Gully is the voice and visionary behind Ascent Astrology. She blends her background in therapy and passion for Hellenistic astrology into her work. With a BA in Political Science, a MSW from Tulane, and a MA in Organizational Psychology, Ali uses the person-in-environment approach when working with clients and organizations. She taught many classes in crisis management, self-care, ethics, as well as the basics and predictive methods of astrology.

Cornelia Hansen Cornelia Hansen, MA in Early Childhood and in Clinical psychology. She is a Licensed MFCT (Marriage, Family, Child Therapist) and has been in practice for 17 years.

Cornelia has also been an astrologer for over 40 years. She was taught by Joan McEvers and Marion March. She was a teacher for LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District in the Early Childhood Center for 25 years. She also taught English, Psychology and Humanities in high school for 9 years. Cornelia wrote the Kidwheels column for Aspects Magazine on children’s charts for three years.

Cornelia teaches the following course: 

Hillis-Dineen, MadalynMadalyn Hillis-Dineen, C.A. NCGR, is a nationally-known astrologer. She began her study of astrology with the Uranian system in 1979 and has taught, lectured, and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years. She is certified as a Consulting Astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and is a certified astro*carto*graphy interpreter.

Kimberly  Jones Kimberlee Jones is an entrepreneurial marketing professional and is Accredited in Public Relations (APR). She has 30+ years of experience in developing strategic approaches for meeting client goals and in hands-on tactical execution and is a skilled and sought-after copy and content writer. Kim currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Public Relations Society, Calgary chapter as the Accreditation portfolio Chair.

Kimberlee teaches the following course: 

Martin Omari 150x150Omari Martin, MAFM, LPMAFA, NCGR-PAA I is a certified professional astrologer and a life member of the American Federation Astrologers (AFA), President of The Friends of Astrology, Inc., Treasurer of the Astrology News Service, and Chairman of the board for Kepler College. He has a Level I certification through the National Council of Geocosmic Research – Professional Astrologer’s Alliance. He is a life member of the Organization for Professional Astrology, a certified teacher with the Church of Light – Brotherhood of Light lessons, and a certified integrative NLP practitioner through the Association for Integrative Psychology.

Janet Mattiisen Janet Matiisen is an award-winning designer with 25+ years of experience in print and web design. She brings those years of creative direction and developing unique concepts to bear in her role as an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's Journalism Program. Her instruction includes WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Janet teaches in the following course: 

 

mccauleyKaren McCauley has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the AFAN Steering Committee and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

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Tamira McGillivray holds a BA in East-West Traditions & Astrology (2007) through Kepler College. is NCGR Level III Certified, the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR), and is a certified Astro*Carto*grapher with Continuum. She is currently not only an instructor at Kepler but is also the Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees and Admin Team. She is currently a Masters Candidate at the University of Wales, Cultural Astronomy & Astrology.

Tamira has a Professional Astrological Practice dedicated to connecting ancient wisdom to the modern world through speaking engagements, workshops, one-on-one consultations.

Miller KennethInstructor Kenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; Kenneth D. Miller has an MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: History and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He is currently serving as President of Kepler College and is on the board of ISAR. Awarded Jyotish Medha Shree from ICAS, Jyotish Kovid from CVA, and Levels I & II Certification from ACVA. Based in San Diego, he maintains a practice as a consulting astrologer. He is the author of Mars: Passion or Strife-The Confounding Influence of Culture on Astrology, and the forthcoming new translation/commentary of On the Bright Fixed Stars by Anon of 379 (with Andrea Gehrz).

Dr. Will MorrisDr. Will Morris, Ph.D., DAOM, MSEd, LAc. Will Morris is the principal of the MedAstro School of Medical Astrology. He has a Ph.D. focused upon clinical knowledge and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. As an astrologer, he chose to study humoral medicine and homeopathy in order to become a medical astrologer. With 36 years of experience as a clinician using astrology at the center of his practice, he brings a font of wisdom to the practice of medical astrology as a tool for improved clinical outcomes.

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Enid Newberg, MA Whole Systems Design, discovered astrology in the 1970s when she went with friends to listen to a lecture by Dane Rudhyar. From that point on she was hooked. She particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic aliveness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, culture, and spirituality.

obert charles 100pxInstructor Charlie Obert is a student of astrology since high school, and has studied and practiced both modern and traditional astrology techniques. He teaches workshops and leads study groups on traditional astrology. Charlie is the author of An Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology and Using Dignities in Astrology, which are currently being used as textbooks at Kepler College. His teachers included Dr. Benjamin Dykes and Chris Brennan.

Gloria SciglianoInstructor Gloria Scigliano, has a BS Information Systems, San Francisco State University. Gloria's interest in astrology began in the early 1970s, after a difficult time led her to an astrologer for a five-minute-five-dollar reading. During the years of raising her children, Gloria worked in the software development field, eventually traveling all over the US and Canada teaching large corporations how to install and implement the company's financial software. There was little time for astrology, and there were so many laborious steps involved! Untold hours were spent dreaming of better designs for astrology systems. When Solar Fire came along, readings for family, friends, and then clients finally got serious.

scofield.jpgBruce Scofield, PhD University of Massachusetts; MS History of Science, Montclair University; BA, History, Rutgers University. Mr. Scofield has been a practicing astrologer since 1975 and has been a teacher and lecturer at many regional and national conferences over the last twenty years.

He has written many articles for various astrological publications and has published a number of important astrological texts, including Timing of Events: Electional Astrology; The Aztec Circle of Destiny; Native American Astrology from Ancient Mexico, and Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology.

Nadiya ShahFrench Vanity Fair named Nadiya Shah one of the top 12 astrologers on the planet, crowning her a pioneer in video astrology. She is an Internationally Syndicated Astrologer, Author, Television and Internet Personality, and is also one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Nadiya Shah is the author of several books, including The Body and The Cosmos and Prayers To The Sky, which both debuted as #1 New Releases in New Age Astrology on Amazon. Her school Synchronicity University teaches astrology worldwide. At 135k+ subscribers, Nadiya’s wildly popular Youtube channel, nadiyashahdotcom is one of the most-watched Astrology channels in the world.

Find her online at nadiyashah.com  

Nadiya teaches the following course: 

Batya StarkBatya Stark began her study of astrology in Denver (1973) with Ruth Dewey and Joyce Wehrman. She has also studied Cosmobiology with Eleanor Kimmel and Psychological Astrology with Zip Dobyns. 

Batya has lectured at both national and international conferences and written books and magazine articles. She has lived in Israel, England, and Korea and taught Hebrew and Jewish studies in Denver.  Currently, she lives in the desert where she knits football sweaters for chickens and writes occasionally. 

Batya teaches in the following courses: 

Carol TebbsCarol A. Tebbs, MA. Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three-time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East-West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as an instructor. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice. Her interests include astrology, mythology, and ritual.

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Alex Trenoweth, MA, DFAstrolS. MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Alex is both a professional astrologer, astrological research, and teacher. She used her observations in the classroom to write “Growing Pains” (2013), a seminal resource on the topic of child development and astrology. In 2018, she received an honourary PhD from the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology in Kolkata India as well as an award in 2015 for her outstanding service and her innovative and ground-breaking research on astrology and adolescence. 

For several years, Alex has alternated teaching and traveling across the world to lecture on astrology. She has also been writing and developing workshops and courses on how to use astrology to help make school a better experience for pupils, teachers, and parents.

Alex's website is at alextrenoweth.co.uk

Young donna 2019 200pxDonna Young is a professional astrologer based in central Alberta. Immersed in the astrology community at all levels, she lectures locally and internationally, and helps to organize a conference in Alberta on an annual basis. Her favourite thing is getting people excited about astrology, and holds hope that it will one day be understood and accepted broadly enough that it returns to its roots as an essential part of education. 

Kepler Instructors are chosen for their expertise in academic and astrological knowledge and for their ability to effectively teach what they know to others in an online environment.

They must be able to produce quality instructional materials that enhance learning by using multiple strategies and approaches. They need to understand how to work with students remotely, and to develop the trust and respect of their students and colleagues.

They also need to stay up-to-date on new developments and examine the interplay of the new and old. And they must be willing acknowledge their own biases so they can present their students with multiple perspectives.