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.

Because the world is subject to change...

nebulaActively interpreting the connection between the cosmos and nature as well as between the cosmos and human being are ways that cultures worldwide have dealt with issues of change - changes in individual lives or changes in one's society or nation.

Today we would call many of these practices astrology, and for the last 400 years they were seldom studied in depth in an academic or vocational environment. Few colleges had courses that critically examined how various cultures interpreted and applied their knowledge of cosmological events to human affairs, nor how these beliefs influenced the development of science, medicine, the arts, politics, literature, mythology and religion.

Kepler College was founded to change this picture.

It succeeded.

Even though we no longer offer a degree program, our mission to change the educational landscape continues.

hand robert Old 100Robert Hand, MA. BA, Honors History, Brandeis University; MA, Medieval Studies, Catholic University of America. Rob began an astrology practice in 1972 and as success came, he began traveling world wide as a full time professional astrologer. He has published many books, including Planets in Transit, Planets in Composite, Horoscope Symbols, and Essays in Astrology. His particular areas of expertise are in classical medieval astrology and modern theory. He is the founder and director of ARHAT, an archive and publishing house for astrological research and historical texts, in which he has already contributed a number of Latin translations. He is past Chairman of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Robert is currently continuing his studies toward a PhD at Catholic University. In 2010, Rob became the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Kepler College.

campion2Nicholas Campion, PhD (University of the West of England, UK), MA (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), BA (Cambridge). Dr. Campion is one of the world's foremost experts in the history of astrology and in mundane astrology, and has lectured around the world for over twenty years. He is the Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, at the University of Wales, Lampter, and was formerly Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University, UK. He read History at Queens' College, Cambridge, and then specialized in the history, politics and international relations of Southeast Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. His books include Mundane Astrology (Aquarian Press 1984), The Great Year (Penguin 1994), What do Astrologers Believe? (Granta 2006), and the two-part history of astrology, The Dawn of Astrology and The Golden Age of Astrology (Continuum 2008).

dunn_melissaMelissa Dunn, MLIS 2006 graduate of the Information School at the University of Washington, Melissa Dunn holds a Masters of Library and Information Science. Melissa has served as Digital Projects Librarian at the Washington State Library and worked for Argosy University. She has a substantial background in advanced research techniques, thesis construction and information literacy instruction. Her interests include academic librarianship, information literacy, and intellectual freedom, as well as natal astrology, ontology and synchronicity.

Crane Joseph100x100Joseph Crane, M.A. Received BA from Brandeis Universe with a major in philosophy, an M.A. from Lesley University with an Independent Study degree. Joseph is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author.  He is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante‚Äôs Divine Comedy. Joseph publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that contains current planetary phenomena and astrological profiles.  Newsletters and other information can be found at https://www.astrologyinstitute.com/.  Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island.

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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.

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

Board Officers
Omari Martin, Chair
Tamira McGillivrary, Vice-Chair
Denise Menton, Secretary
Enid Newberg, Treasurer