Linda Shepherd, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Transformative Leadership

Transformative Studies

CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Linda Jean Shepherd holds a B.A. in biology from Millersville University, and a Ph.D.in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her book, Lifting the Veil: The Feminine Face of Science earned the Washington Governor's Writers Award. This book led Anna Harrison, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society "to think anew about science and about women in science." Linda's love of nature led her to become a scientist. She wanted to know about life, to understand the nature of reality. She was curious about dreams and the mind. Her Ph.D. research on the mechanism of anesthesia was as close as she could get to studying consciousness within a biochemistry department in the 1970s. Her questions strayed into other fields; she was stimulated by courses in anthropology, Eastern philosophy, and quantum chemistry. She read books on spirituality and Jungian psychology. As much as she loved science, it alone didn't satisfy her. Over time, she came to the conclusion we need to expand the definition of science to include studying more realms of reality than just the physical. As a scientist, Linda worked in the biotechnology industry. In 1984, she also began to explore inner realms through Jungian analysis and began a meditation practice.

ADJUNCT FACULTY

CORE FACULTY

Alfonso Montuori, PhD
Allan Combs, PhD
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD
Urusa Fahim, PhD
Joanna Gozawa, PhD
Constance A Jones, PhD
Jennifer Wells, PhD


Additional Adjunct Faculty

Gordon L. Anderson, PhD
James P. Armstrong, PhD
Hilary Bradbury-Huang, PhD
Kathleen Brown, PhD
Guy Burneko, PhD
Carey Clark, PhD
Robert Forte, AMRS
Jennifer Gidley, PhD
Lewis Jordan, PhD
Lisa Kimball, PhD
Debbie Joy Nogueras, PhD
Wendel A. Ray, PhD