Department History

The department, founded in 1960, originally emphasized the humanistic and existential traditions in psychology. The department offered the first graduate program in humanistic psychology and helped to pioneer that field, with four faculty who served as president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, an international organization. Department faculty pioneered work in such areas as somatics, client-centered therapy, expressive arts, biofeedback, organization development, ecopsychology, Jungian and archetypal psychology, transpersonal psychology, student-directed learning, experiential learning, and learning-community approaches.

Emeritus Faculty

  • Eleanor Criswell, Ed.D.
  • Victor Daniels, Ph.D.
  • Saul Eisen, Ph.D.
  • Barry Godolphin, Ph.D. (d. 2008)
  • Robert Greenway, Ph.D.
  • Susan Hillier, Ph.D.
  • Maria Hess, Ph.D. (d. 2021)
  • Larry Horowitz, Ph.D. (d. 2012)
  • Bernd Jager, Ph.D. (d. 2012)
  • Laurel McCabe, Ph.D. 
  • William McCreary, Ph.D. (d. 2022)
  • Nina Menrath, Ph.D. (d. 2013)
  • Charles Merrill, Ed.D.
  • GerryAnn Olson, Ph.D.
  • Frank Siroky, Ph.D. (d. 2023)
  • Robert Slagle, Ph.D. (d. 2020)
  • Susan Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Gordon Tap, Ph.D. (d. 2012)
  • Hobart (Red) Thomas, Ph.D. (d. 2009)
  • David Van Nuys, Ph.D.
  • Elisa Velasquez-Andrade, Ph.D.
  • Arthur Warmoth, Ph.D. (d. 2014)