Author Biographies (Alphabetical)
Richard P. Brown J.D., Ph.D., in Psychology, teaches at Bellarmine and Spalding Universities in Louisville, Kentucky, and also has a private practice specializing in growth and development. He has a Ph.D. from Saybrook University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville.
Johnson Dennison is a retired Coordinator of the Office of Native Medicine at a Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility and has practiced as a Traditional Medicine Man for 37 years. As a cultural specialist, he has been a motivational speaker at various conferences and meetings on such topics as Navajo Culture, Navajo History, Native Medicine, Navajo Language, and Native American Education. He is also a Native Storyteller.
William G. Doty, Ph.D., has studied and taught in some eight academic disciplines, including psychology, languages, anthropology, religious studies, and honors. He is most well known for his recent works on mythology: Mythography: The Study of Myths and Rituals, Myths of Masculinity, and Myth: A Handbook. Retired from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2001, he continues to teach in the New College and Blount Undergraduate Institute programs of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Eduardo Duran, Ph.D., has worked as a clinical psychologist for over two decades. He has served as a professor of psychology in several graduate settings and continues to teach and lecture in community settings all over the world. Presently, he is in private practice and consulting where he can bring all that he has learned into the consulting or therapeutic endeavor.
Jeff King, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Muscogee Creek. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director for Cross-Cultural Psychology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Jeanne A. Lacourt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she has been a faculty member since 1999. Jeanne is a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Dr. Lacourt earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., is a philosopher who trained as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. She has been in private practice for forty years and is the author of many best-selling books, among them The Call to Create, The Wounded Woman, Following the Reindeer Woman: Path of Peace and Harmony, On the Way to the Wedding, and Meeting the Madwoman. Leonard lectures and gives workshops on creativity internationally, has held teaching positions in the California State Universities and the University of Colorado at Denver, and provides private consultations on creativity, dreamwork, and writing.
Frank Morgan grew up in the late 1940s and 1950s in the aftermath of the degradation caused by the federal government's policy of stock reduction among the Navajo people. He is a Navajo cultural translator and interpreter in the areas of health, science, and law. He has worked with social scientists, doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. He has also worked with healing practitioners, teachers, and people pursuing a livelihood on the Navajo land today.
Catherine Swan Reimer, Ph.D., has worked with Native Americans as a therapist for over 25 years and is an independent consultant for businesses, universities, schools, and mental health agencies. She received her doctorate in counseling/psychology from George Washington University. She also has offered training for the National Indian Child Welfare Association in Voice Dialogue.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is Core Faculty in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California. He is the author, co-author, editor and coeditor of 18 books, including four volumes of poetry and over 300 articles. Among his titles are Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story (FisherKing Press 2012), The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (SUNY Press, 2000) and Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (Jossey-Bass, 2004). He has co-edited with Glen Slater Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche, and Culture (Daimon-Verlag, 2008); with Jennifer Selig he has co-edited Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning (Spring Journal Books, 2009); and, with Lionel Corbett, co-edited Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (Daimon-Verlag, 2000). With Charles Asher he has co-authored a novel, Simon's Crossing (iUniverse 2012) as well as a book of meditations: Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth through The Divine Comedy (iUniverse 2011). He offers writing workshops on Personal Mythology through the work of Joseph Campbell.
Joseph B. Stone, Ph.D., is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Northern Montana. He is a licensed psychologist, a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Stone holds a Ph.D. in professional-scientific psychology and an M.S. in counseling psychology from Utah State University.
Terrie Waddell, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cinema Studies at La Trobe University (Australia). Her most recent writing focuses on the relationships between screen media, myth, gender, popular culture, and analytical psychology. She is the author of Wild/Lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen (Routledge, 2010) and Mis/takes: Archetype, Myth and Identity in Screen Fiction (Routledge, 2006); the editor of Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime (Rodopi, 2003); and co-editor (with Annabel Rattigan) of Lounge Critic: The Couch Theorist's Companion (ACMI, 2004).