Degree Program-Faculty Emeritus

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  Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island.

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).

gomesGary Gomes, BS and MBA, Sociology and Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, currently working on an EdD. Gary Gomes has worked several years as State Vocational Education Liaison for 38 school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Grant writer for the City of New Bedford--responsible for city's AIDS Education award from the National Science Foundation; and President of the Council of Vedic Astrology. He was among the first wave of Westerners to take up Hindu astrology and is a founding member and Board member of the American College of Vedic Astrology located in Sedona, Arizona. He has also lectured on Hindu Astrology throughout the continental United States, in Hawaii and in England. He is an ordained Swami of the Temple of Kriya Yoga and is a duly initiated practicing Hindu of the Shaivite tradition. He is also an Assistant Professor of Jyotisha (Hindu Astrology) at the Hindu University of America and is a Reiki Master.

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