lesley jackson Lesley Jackson

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies

MA, Michigan State University

Lesley Jackson, PhD, holds a doctorate in Transformative Studies from CIIS. She has a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Women's Studies, all from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Jackson has not only served as a leadership consultant, but as an administrator and educator at several institutions of higher education, including Marygrove College and Michigan State University. In addition, she has developed, facilitated, and managed programs for diverse organizations, including social services, community organizations, interfaith centers, parenting and youth development organizations, women's empowerment groups, fortune 500 companies, institutions of higher education, and vocational training schools.

Dr. Jackson is passionate about personal growth as a means to meaningful individual and social change. She uses transdisciplinary methods to study the nature of self-creative and co-creative processes, complexity, flourishing, and the application of mind/body/spirit practices as they pertain to well-being, change, learning, and development. Other research interests include leadership, higher education, creative inquiry, coaching, and spiritual intelligence.

Transformative Studies Faculty

Steven Carpenter Steven Carpenter
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Director, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
Allan Combs Allan Combs
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, MS, University of Georgia,
MRC, University of Florida,
Tracy Cooper Tracy Cooper
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Professor, School of Professional and Graduate Studies
Mayra Cortez Mayra Cortez
Senior Program Manager, Transformative Studies & Transformative Leadership
BA, University of California, San Diego,
Dan Crowe Dan Crowe
Adjunct Instructor, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MEd, University of Georgia,
Daniel Deslauriers Daniel Deslauriers
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, MS, BS, Université de Montréal ,
Gabrielle Donnelly Gabrielle Donnelly
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
May Elawar May Elawar
Assistant Professor , Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, American University, Washington DC,
Dulce Garcia
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Education Director, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe
Arizona, US,
Judith Glick-Smith Judith Glick-Smith
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Georgia, US,
Joanne Gozawa Joanne Gozawa
Associate Professor , Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Francisco State University,
Lesley Jackson Lesley Jackson
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, Michigan State University,
Constance A. Jones Constance A. Jones
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, Emory University,
MA, BA, Vanderbilt University,
Gary Lachman Gary Lachman
Adjunct Instructor, Transformative Studies
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Sherill Lambruschini Sherill Lambruschini
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Leadership Development Faculty, The Boeing Company
Washington, US,
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Jeffery Martin Jeffery Martin
Alumnus, Transformative Studies, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Dean of Research,
California, US,
Chip McAuley Chip McAuley
Adjunct Lecturer,
PhD., California Institute of Integral Studies,
Alfonso Montuori Alfonso Montuori
Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, Saybrook Institute,
MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies,
Teddie Potter Teddie Potter
Alumna, Transformative Studies, PhD
Clinical Professor, Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership, Director of Inclusivity and Diversity, School of Nursing
Executive Editor,
Michael A. Raffanti Michael A. Raffanti
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Transformative Studies
EdD, Fielding Graduate University,
MIT, Evergreen State College,
Jennifer Wells Jennifer Wells
Associate Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley,
PhD, Sorbonne Paris IV,

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