About us

grads-2008Kepler began as a dream to improve the educational opportunities for astrologers. Originally, this took the form of a 4-year college that included astrological studies embedded in a liberal arts program. The College included specialized study courses to present a survey of techniques from different cultures and different time periods.

Kepler would not have existed if it were not for the many people who have contributed to its development. This includes donors and volunteers as well as our Board, administration, faculty, staff and, of course, students. We thank you all.

After 12 years of academic offerings, economic realities meant that we could no longer keep the degree program open. But like the proverbial phoenix, Kepler was reborn into a new format. 

Our promise to our students and supporters is that Kepler will keep to its primary goal: to provide high quality educational opportunity for anyone interested in the broad field of astrology and how it has been practiced in different time periods and different cultures up through present day.

Our current governing structure uses a shared system of governance between the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Governance Council.

The Board of Trustees's primary mission is to ensure the College has adequate resources to perform the College's mission and oversees matters of general policy relating to its mission, overall educational programs, general operations and strategic plannning.

The Administrative Governance Council is designed to ensure administrators coordinate on the implementation of administrative policies, work with the instructors to design the overall curriculum, and communicate this information to the Board of Trustees.

The Kepler College Board of Trustees helps guide the college in its development, strategic planning and financial soundness. Board members have a passion for both astrology and the promotion of excellence in astrological education.

Chair
OMARI MARTIN

Board Members

Tamira McGillivray, Vice Chair

Enid Newberg, Treasurer

Denise Menton, Secrertary

Bruce Scofield, Director of Research

Candace Winn - Kepler Recording Coordinator

Alex Zolotov - Director of Marketing

Gary Gomes - Board member

C Ihara - Student Repesentative

 

 

Emeritus Board Chairs

Margaret Nalbandian - founder of Kepler College

Joanne Wickenburg - brought us through our first authorization
Nico March, Jr. - helped with development during the academic phase
Robert Hand - guided the board through the transition from academic to general astrological courses

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. 

Ronngren Diane 100pxDiane Ronngren, C.A., Level IV, NCGR-PA has been a practicing professional astrologer and teacher for 30 years this year. Diane says, "I have had the privilege of learning from, working with, and sharing what I know with some of the best astrologers of our time, and I hope to continue doing so for many years to come!"

From the time she chose this career she has supported the astrological community as an active member of the NCGR, ISAR, AFAN and the AFA. Diane currently serves as VP of the San Diego Chapter of NCGR. She maintains a busy practice while teaching, writing, encouraging and mentoring others: clients, students and colleagues. Diane is the author of numerous articles, series, columns, booklets and books on astrological, metaphysical and motivational topics.

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Rev Bill Duvendack is an ordained independent Spiritualist minister who is an astrologer, internationally known psychic, legally certified medium, presenter, teacher, and author. He has presented in many venues, ranging from colleges and high schools to national and international conferences.

Bill is the author of the published books “Vocal Magick,” “The Metaphysics of Magick,” “In the Shadow of the Watchtower, Enochian Grimoire Volume 1,” “Spirit Relations,” “Awakening Lucifer,” “Sat En Anpu” a book on Anubis, and “Astrology in Theory and Practice,” with several other essays released recently. He has had over a dozen essays published in various anthologies, and his magical writings have been translated into 6 languages. He regularly teaches classes on magick, astrology, and modern spirituality, nationally and via webinars. He has been interviewed by the NY Times, RTE 1, and has made many TV and radio appearances. For more information about him, please consult his website: www.418ascendant.com.

 

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Mark Urban-Lurain, Maria Mateus, Robert HandKepler has attracted a wide range of individuals from all over the United States to all over the world.

Our instructors are are known for both their astrological skills and their ability to teach in an online environment. Classes are often team-taught or have adjuncts and lecturers so that students get multiple perspectives.

Out students come from all over the United States and all over the world because they want more than just rote learning.

The instructors in the Kepler educational program are known for their astrological knowledge and ability to teach in a challenging online program.

The first academic class in 2000Kepler was founded in 1992 and opened its doors to academic students from 2000-2012. In 2010, we began our transformation to a Certificate Program. This allows us to continue our mission of offering the best astrological education available online.

While Kepler College currently only offers Certificates, it had been authorized by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board from March 9, 2000 through March 9, 2012 to grant Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology degrees to its students attending during those dates. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Board at: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430

Anyone who desires to know whether an individual was a student in the degree program of Kepler College can email the registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation.

Board of Trustees
Omari Martin, Chair
Tamira McGillivrary, Vice-Chair
Denise Menton, Secretary
Enid Newberg, Treasurer
Bruce Scofield
Candace Winn
Alex Zolotov
C. Ihara
Gary Gomes

Administration
Kepler President:
Kenneth Miller

Vice President:
Carol Tebbs

Director of Operations:
Donna Young

Director of Certificate Program:
Karen McCauley

Director of IT:
Enid Newberg

Registrar:
Jillian Yuhas

Bookkeeper:
Jan Porter