Faculty Directory


Saybrook University faculty are renowned academics and accomplished practitioners dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. Their work crosses boundaries and changes lives.

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Rowan Silverberg
Dean Simonton
Dennis Slattery
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
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Marina Smirnova

A native of Russia, Marina is a transpersonal coach, teacher, facilitator, and consultant. She specializes in working with individuals in midlife and second half of life, utilizing individualized sessions to support...View faculty profile
David Smith
Mind-Body Medicine
Cliff Smyth
Mind-Body Medicine
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Nancy Southern, EdD
Degree Chair

Since 1989, Dr. Southern has worked in the field of organizational development, consulting to public, corporate, and non-profit organizations and executive teams and teaching academic courses to mid-career managers. Dr...View faculty profile
Organizational Leadership and Transformation
Suzy Spradlin

Suzy Spradlin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Jungian Analyst member at the C. G. Institute of San Francisco. Her background was in developmental and clinical psychology before becoming and Jungian...View faculty profile
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Richard Sprott, Ph.D.

Richard Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. As a researcher he has focused on the interconnections of social development and language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and the...View faculty profile
D. Scott Stanley
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Gerald Swanson

Dr. Swanson has over 40 years experience working in technical organizations. He is recently retired as a Senior Organization Advisor with The Boeing Company. After a successful twelve-year career as a Nuclear...View faculty profile
Clinical Psychology
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
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Kathie Swift, MS, RD

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist who earned
her M.S.in Nutrition from Arizona State University. She is the Curriculum Designer for Food
as Medicine, a...View faculty profile
Mind-Body Medicine
Simon Tan
Yongming Tang

Dr. Tang is an internationally known expert, mentor, coach, trainer and OD consultant in a global context. He is the creator of Synergic Inquiry methodology and Synergic Coaching which has been applied to different...View faculty profile
Kristopher Thomas
Clinical Psychology
Jill Thomas
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Ethel Tobach, PhD
Distinguished Consulting Faculty

Ethel Tobach received her Ph.D. Physiological and Comparative Psychology from New York University. Dr. Tobach's research looks at the relationship between evolutionary and developmental processes in behavior; the...View faculty profile
James Ungvarsky, PsyD, MPA

James Ungvarsky, PsyD, MPA, is a member of the core faculty at the College for Professional Studies, Regis University, where he teaches research method, community psychology, and human growth and development. He has...View faculty profile
Mind-Body Medicine