Randy Fauver, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Dr. Fauver has a Ph.D. in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, with additional degress and trainings in integrative medicine from Stanford, Harvard, and Bastyr Universities. He served as founding director of Stanford's Integral Health program and did NIH-funded research for 5 years in Stanford's School of Medicine. He now teaches and does research at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute for Integral Studies.

Glenn Hartelius, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Glenn serves as Associate Professor for the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA, where he is also the founding director of the online Ph.D. degree in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. Dr. Hartelius is an internationally known scholar in transpersonal psychology. As editor of the “International Journal of Transpersonal Studies” (IJTS), he restored the publication into a leading transpersonal journal, bringing it from fewer than 25 subscribers to 80,000 unique visitors per year. As co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology he has helped envision, organize, and produce the most current and most comprehensive scholarly overview of the transpersonal field and garnered over 140 citations in the literature. He has presented at conferences and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia.

In his own research, Glenn has developed a novel, pragmatic way of describing attention and states of consciousness that reflects direct inner experience yet can be measured and described in terms that simplify access to quiet meditation, clear focus, and leadership presence. He is working toward a practical, presence-based transpersonal model of mind that may be useful in bridging the gap between psychological theory and lived experience.

Richard Knowles, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Dr. Knowles is a post-doctoral psychology alumnus from Sofia University who also graduated with honors from the Rhine Research Center for parapsychology in NC. He wonders and marvels at the true nature of human potential, and has academic interests in consciousness studies, transpersonal psychology, and parapsychology, including the out-of-body experience and other paranormal phenomena. His doctoral dissertation (chaired by Prof. Charles Tart) explored a possible method for creating psi-conducive states of consciousness, and understanding how psi-conducive states operate is a primary objective in his ongoing research. He was also the co-founder and research director of the Embodied Consciousness Research Group at Sofia University.

Julie Erin Light

Project Coordinator
Ms. Light is a Master’s student in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She received her B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California - Berkeley in 2009. She plans on enrolling in a Ph.D. program and hopes to research and teach parapsychology. Julie is especially interested in noetic science, transpersonal psychology, and paranormal phenomena.

Ulises Charles-Rodriguez

Research Assistant
Ulises is a current student of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). He got a Gestalt diploma by the Gestalt Institute of Guadalajara (Mex) and he has experience leading several Art workshops for children. His main background is in social sciences. He got his BA in International Studies with one speciality in Latin American studies from the University of Guadalajara (Mex), and one in sociology from Bristol University (UK). He performed as assistant professor of “Critical Geopolitics” and “Topics of the International Agenda” at the University of Guadalajra, where he also performed as research assistant for the Latin American and the Caribbean Research Network (Redialc). There he studied counter-hegemonic Mesoamerican social movements, cosmologies, and discourses. Along his live Ulises has been in contact with Mexican indigenous traditions and rituals. As a result of such interaction he got interested in indigenous cosmologies, different ways of knowing and psychic phenomena.

Elizabeth Albicocco

Elizabeth Albicocco was born and raised in New Jersey. She is currently a MA student in the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She was previously a lab technician for the Product Evaluation Lab of Benjamin Moore & Co. She is now using her science training and applying it to her real passion, spirituality and consciousness research. She is a former intern at The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Here, she worked to complete the Mindful Motherhood Intervention article that took place at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco. This was a provisional intervention for pregnant women using mindfulness- based eating and stress reduction methods to test for improvements in weight reduction, stress, and mood.

Elizabeth’s current research explores the role of consciousness in our physical reality. She is new to the ACES Study Team which will explore the role of electromagnetism on psi performance.

Rebecca Rose Wara-Goss, Ph.D.(c)

Research Assistant
Rebecca Rose Wara-Goss is a Research Assistant for the Anomalous Cognition with Electromagnetic Shielding (ACES) Research Study. She is also a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF # 70344) at DreamPower Horsemanship and Nugent Family Counseling Center, founder of the Journal of Equines for Mental Health, research director for Victory Ranch Inc’s Kids and Horses Education Program, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies with her focus on equine-facilitated psychotherapy treatment for female combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. In addition to her Ph.D. research, her education experiences include a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration at Humboldt State University in 2008, and in 2012 received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University (formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). She is passionate about spiritual development, holistic (i.e. balancing mind-body-spirit) health and well-being, and utilizing the powerful healing potential of the human-animal bond in psychotherapy. For further information about Rebecca, please visit her website at www.rebeccarosewaragoss.com.

Jessica Brown, M.A., M.F.T.I.

Research Assistant
Ms. Brown is a psychotherapist and researcher currently working toward her Ph.D. in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Jessica grew up in Alaska and moved to the Bay Area in 2011 to enroll in the Integral Counseling Psychology Master’s degree program at CIIS, making it possible for her to become a licensed psychotherapist. She currently sees clients as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern at her private practice in San Francisco. Jessica will advance to Ph.D. candidacy in 2016 and will center her dissertation research on the therapeutic benefits of Amazonian vegetalismo practices, specifically in the areas of attachment and integration.