Michael Raffanti

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

EdD, Fielding Graduate University

MIT, Evergreen State College

Michael A. Raffanti has a varied professional background in education and social justice. A California native, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy at the University of Portland, and his Juris Doctor at Boston College Law School. He also holds a Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College where he focused on multicultural and anti-racist education. He earned his Doctor of Education degree from Fielding Graduate University. Michael became interested in an educational career while practicing poverty law in San Francisco. His involvement in developing a law academy at an urban high school precipitated Michael’s movement from law to education. While earning his teaching license, he directed the education department of an AIDS service organization and developed HIV prevention programs for adolescents, gay and bisexual men, and communities of color. Michael has taught third grade in urban settings and served in a variety of educational leadership roles. He also taught at-risk high school students in a weekend community college program. Michael has online university teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Western Governors University, Fielding Graduate University, and CIIS.

A scholar-practitioner, Michael’s research interests are transdisciplinary, with particular emphases on action-oriented research, grounded theory, transformative leadership, diversity dynamics, spirituality in organizations, systems change, anti-bias education, and human rights law. Michael is an avid tennis player, world traveler, and animal rescuer.

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,
Carol Oberg Carol Oberg
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, Simon Fraser University,
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,
Peter Reason Peter Reason
Adjunct Professor, Transformative Inquiry
PhD., Case Western Reserve University,
Roxanne Reed Roxanne Reed
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Transformative Inquiry
Jennifer Wells Jennifer Wells
Associate Professor, Transformative Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley,
PhD, Sorbonne Paris IV,

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