Instructors

The instructors in the Kepler educational program are known for their astrological knowledge and ability to teach in a challenging online program.

Arens Christine6Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through the AFA, and holds a Level-III certification through NCGR. She has over 40 years of experience in astrology and has been actively consulting and teaching since the early 1990s. She has served as the President of the Chicago-based Friends of Astrology since 1993, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both the AFA and Kepler College.

menkes jacqui smJacqui Menkes is a graduate of Kepler College, crowning her study of the celestial arts of astrology of the past forty years.  Jacqui’s longstanding passion for astrology only grew with her education at Kepler College. She lives outside of Philadelphia Pa where is has her astrological practice based out of her home. She practices an eclectic method of astrology synthesizing all the various methods of astrology that were taught at Kepler utilizing her well-rounded toolbox for her clientele to meet their various needs and demands  when it comes to the art of timing life’s cycles and events. In the past she hosted an astrological educational radio show on Blog talk radio interviewing the astrological educators.  She has taken the ISAR Consulting Skills and Ethics test and is preparing for the last part of her professional certification. She is currently serving on the AFAN Steering Committee and is in the process of helping to organize a Philadelphia chapter of the NCGR.

ChristenGary Color 200x205Gary Christen is a well-known practitioner of Uranian Astrology, which he is evolving into modern Symmetrical Astrology. An astrologer since his teens, he is the first person in modern times awarded an accredited B.A. degree in Astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974). An international lecturer, Gary has been teaching since the early seventies. A professional astrologer since 1969, Gary has maintained a practice while he edited and created many publications and tools to assist astrologers throughout the world.

Miller, KennethKenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; American College of Vedic Astrology: Level II certification; Council of Vedic Astrology: Jyotish Kovid certification.

After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth D. Miller made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. He remained an amateur western astrologer studying with various teachers until the mid 1990s, when he was exposed to Indian (Vedic) astrology, and after a few years decided to make a mid-life career switch to become a professional astrologer.

Cossar Faye150x200Faye Cossar, one of the first MA graduates in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004, from Bath Spa University College. This course is now run at the University of Wales, Lampeter, lead by Nicholas Campion. Faye started studying astrology in the early 1970's in New Zealand where she was born. While in London from 1984-1986 she began her studies with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, a well-known and highly respected organization which has offered education in astrology for over 50 years. Faye now has her astrology, coaching and therapy practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the author of one of the text books for the course “Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile”, a book based on career counselors methods.

Nalbandian LauraLaura Nalbandian is a 2nd-generation astrologer, practicing and teaching astrology since 1986. She is the co-owner/coordinator of NORWAC – The Northwest Astrological Conference, established in 1984. Her family owns Astrology Et Al Bookstore. She founded and coordinated ROMAC03 (Rocky Mountain Astrology Conference); served in various positions for UAC 2002, 2008 and 2012, and presented at NORWAC, ISAR, EA, UAC, NCGR, and The River of Stars Conferences. Laura was one of the original founding board members of Kepler College, and is a Past Vice-President and President of the Washington State Astrological Association, and is currently serving as the WSAA Treasurer. Laura has lectured throughout the United States. In addition, she has been on radio and internet radio.

Susie CoxSusie Cox is the master Astrologer at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Tucson, Arizona. She became an astrologer in 1971 and has interpreted over 44,000 charts to date. Her book, The IDA Directory, was sold in 57 countries. She is a well-known leader in the international astrological community and a member in good standing in the ISAR, AFAN, NCGR and a founder of TAG (1979), the Tucson Astrologers Guild.  As an accomplished speaker in her field, she is regularly invited tolecture at national and international conferences and has clients all over the world. Her current book, Susie’s Sun Signs, was bought by Barnes & Noble and presents astrology in a fresh and modern way.

Susie has been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, Forbes and Washington Post.  She was also featured on A&E, National Geographic and The History Channel.  Susie is listed in Marquis's Who's Who in the World, James R. Lewis' Encyclopedia of Astrology and Sydney Omarr's The Astrology Hall of Fame. www.susiecox.com

Enid NewbergEnid Newberg earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MA from Antioch University in Whole Systems Design. An astrologer since 1973, she first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993, and was president when the college first opened in 2000 through the end of 2001. In November 2004, she rejoined Kepler College as the Registrar and Director of Student Services. Enid also has an extensive background in information systems and online learning. In July 2006, she was re-appointed President of Kepler College.

Crane Joseph100x100Joseph Crane, M.A. Received BA from Brandeis Universe with a major in philosophy, an M.A. from Lesley University with an Independent Study degree. Joseph is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author.  As the co-founder of the Astrology Institute in the early 1990’s, Joseph has conducted training programs on astrological interpretation and counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). Joseph publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that contains current planetary phenomena and astrological profiles of historical and contemporary public figures.  Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute.  Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island.

Petty Kate 150Kate Petty's lifelong love for astrology has led her to practice a number of different systems including Symmetrical (Uranian), Hellenistic, Early Medieval, Indian, and Visual astrology. Her most recent focus combines Symmetrical and Traditional techniques, keeping an eye on mundane physical realities. Through her website she publishes a list of monthly antiscia and articles on current events, and provides one-to-one online mentorship. She's a former President/Vice-President of the Washington State Astrological Association. Outside astrology, Kate volunteers providing emotional support to women living in prison and is a professional visual artist. Her website can be found at: www.ambientastrology.com

 

 

Donna CunninghamDonna Cunningham is an internationally respected astrologer, lecturer and author of many books on metaphysical topics. She has a Master’s in Social Work and has been a professional astrologer for over 40 years. She uses this combined approach in her "Dear Abby" column in Dell Horoscope. Listed in several Who’s Who volumes, she won a 1998 Marion D. March Regulus Award.

scofield.jpgBruce Scofield, PhD University of Massachusetts; MS History of Science, Montclair University; BA, History, Rutgers University. Mr. Scofield has been a practicing astrologer since 1975 and has been a teacher and lecturer at many regional and national conferences over the last twenty years. He has written many articles for various astrological publications and has published a number of important astrological texts, including Timing of Events: Electional Astrology; The Aztec Circle of Destiny; Native American Astrology from Ancient Mexico, and Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology. Mr. Scofield recently received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts where he works on Gaia theory and solar system influences on climate and life. His PhD thesis examined temperature variations in the northern hemisphere correlated with Saturn-Sun geocentric alignments. Bruce is a faculty member at both Kepler College and the University of Massachusetts.

Glasscock RobertFor over 50 years (and 40,000 clients!), Robert Glasscock has been a Los Angeles-based astrologer consulting with clients from over 122 countries. For many years he authored over 250,000 words annually in “American Astrology Magazine’s” monthly and Annual Yearbook issues for Publisher Joanne Clancy. His writings for newspaper columns, magazine articles and anthologies have been cited by Liz Greene, among others.

stathis2Georgia Stathis, BS Communications, Northwestern University; MBA, Pepperdine University. An astrologer since 1978, Georgia has extensive business and communications experience having worked in the real estate and investments markets as well as in the public relations field. She is a respected international lecturer on such topics as Cycles and Symbols, Business Trends and their Corresponding Mythical Archetypes, Economic Astrology and Stock and Commodity Market Cycles. She is the author of numerous articles on these subjects for various professional journals and magazines, and co-authored Financial Astrology for the 1990's, Civilization Under Attack. She is the publisher and author of the Starcycles Calendar Series as well as the Starcycles Audio Cassette Learning Series.

Gary GomesGary Gomes, BS and MBA, Sociology and Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, currently working on an EdD. Gary Gomes has worked several years as State Vocational Education Liaison for 38 school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Grant writer for the City of New Bedford--responsible for city's AIDS Education award from the National Science Foundation; and President of the Council of Vedic Astrology. He was among the first wave of Westerners to take up Hindu astrology and is a founding member and Board member of the American College of Vedic Astrology located in Sedona, Arizona. He has also lectured on Hindu Astrology throughout the continental United States, in Hawaii and in England. He is an ordained Swami of the Temple of Kriya Yoga and is a duly initiated practicing Hindu of the Shaivite tradition. He is also an Assistant Professor of Jyotisha (Hindu Astrology) at the Hindu University of America and is a Reiki Master.

sullivan erinErin Sullivan’s 45 years as an astrologer has brought her international recognition. Her 6 books are classics, and are read worldwide in several languages, and on the reading list of major schools around the world. Erin's consulting practice is global, integrating all aspects of contemporary astrology. She has an online Training Course. She was Series Editor for Arkana, CAS, London, UK, and published some of the best minds in our field. Background in cosmology, archetypal astrology, and classics feeds her astrological philosophy. She is both profound and witty. Erin has a very full and creative website, which has hundreds of articles, free podcasts, over 135 mp3's for home study . . . and her site is: www.erinsullivan.com

Gray MargaretMargaret Gray B.A. ESS (TCD), MSW, D. Psych. Astrology.  Margaret works as a professional Psychological Astrologer offering consultations, courses and workshops in Hawaii, Ireland, and the US mainland.  Having trained at the CPA London with Liz Greene, Margaret taught internationally for several years on behalf of the CPA. She currently writes a regular feature on Psychological Astrology for Network Ireland Magazine and has published astrology articles in the AA Journal UK, the NCGR journal, Positive Life Magazine Ireland, the Wellness Journal and Inspiration Magazine as well as Psychotherapy publications in Ireland and the UK. Margaret has been a speaker at several astrology conferences including ISAR, NORWAC and the UK Astrological Association. She is the book reviewer for the ISAR journal and a member of the ISAR board. Her website is at:  www.astrologypsychological.com

Surtees KellyKelly Surtees is a writer, astrologer, teacher and editor who works with clients, and students around the world. Proudly described as an ‘astro nerd’ by her Leo sister, she loves sharing astrology. Kelly’s passion for cycles work is infectious, and her specialty areas include progressions and incorporating historical concepts and techniques. Kelly holds the FAA Practitioner’s Diploma and is an expat Aussie who lives in Canada most of the year.
Website: www.kellysurtees.com  
Twitter: @keldreamer
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Hillis-Dineen, MadalynMadalyn Hillis-Dineen, C.A. NCGR, is a nationally-known astrologer, with nearly 30 years of experience in astrology. She is certified as a Consulting Astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and is a certified astro*carto*graphy interpreter.  Since August 1994, Madalyn has been the Marketing Director of Astrolabe, Inc. , publishers of Solar Fire. She has helped hundreds of people make the most of their Solar Fire program through her best-selling DVD series and thousands more every day at Astrolabe.

tebbs_carolCarol A. Tebbs, MA.Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.

Judith HollowayJudith Holloway has a Masters of Public Health and earned a Master of Arts in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. Judith has studied astrology since the early 1980s. She is currently continuing her research in the area of astrological factors and their correlation and usefulness as predictors for health care outcomes. Judith has also been employed in the health care field since 1974.

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as a Teaching Assistant in the Counseling and Relationships track. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice in Seattle, WA. Her interests include astrology, mythology and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see www.dunthor.com for information.

LanaKirtser2 100x100Lana Kirtser was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. For the past twenty five years, she has worked as an information systems consultant and project manager in Southern California. Her interest in astrology began during her first Saturn return while attending lectures and classes at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. Between 1995 - 2001 she studied astrology with various teachers associated with the Aquarius Workshops. Her first mentors were Gloria Stein and Marion March.

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Donna Woodwell, M.A.  Received a BA in Journalism & Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan. She also has an MA in Journalism (Communication) and an MA in Latin American Studiesfrom The University of Texas at Austin. Donna Woodwell is a writer, hypnotist, astrologer and entrepreneur. Her mission: to live creatively with passion, purpose, abundance and joy, and empower others to do the same. Blending her business acumen and metaphysical training, Donna works with individuals and businesses to find creative and practical solutions to life’s challenges. During her time as a professional fundraiser, Donna raised more than $3 million a year for philanthropic causes. She’s put her business skills to work building her own astrology practice. She’s now the owner of Four Moons Astrology, and a past board member of the International Society for Astrological Research and the National Council for Geocosmic Research.

J. Lee Lehman, PhDJ. Lee Lehman, PhD, Botany, Rutgers University. Dr. Lehman was the 1995 recipient of the Marc Edmond Jones Award and received the Regulus Award for Education in 2008. She is the author of several books on astrology, including, The Ultimate Asteroid Book, Essential Dignities, The Book of Rulerships, Classical Astrology for Modern Living, and The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. Dr. Lehman also translated from the French of Papus' Astrology for Initiates.

Lee is a well-known teacher and lecturer, not only for Kepler College.

Senay YangelSenay received her professional education from United States, from Kepler College. She also also completed Dirah. Professor in International Vedic Astrology Guru Yangel President Gary Gomes and Vedic Astrologers in Turkey Yucel Sugen have been her teachers and she has continues to work international students; her study and research is ongoing. Senay's areas of expertise include Western, Chinese, Vedic Astrology, and Esoteric. In 2007 she opened her website,  www.astrodeha.com and in 2008 founded the Center for Counseling astrodeha.

Website: www.astrodeha.com
Twitter: @AstrodehA
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mccauleyKaren McCauley has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the AFAN Steering Committee and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

Donna Young is a lifeloDonna Youngng learner and graduate of Kepler College.  After 30 years of marketing and advertising sales at a major daily newspaper, she hung up her shingle as an astrologer in Calgary, Alberta. She is dedicated to growing her local astrological community and is involved at a grassroots level in ringing astrologers together to share their language and experiences. Along with other Astrology organizations in Alberta she helps to coordinate a small but mighty provincial conference, teaches classes at a local level, offers private tutoring, and lectures to the community at large on the wonders of Astrology. 

McGillivray TamiraTamira McGillivray holds a BA in East West Traditions &Astrology 2007 through Kepler College. She belongs to OPA (The Organization for Professional Astrologers) and is the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR). She writes a weekly “Silverdisc” Astro Lunar Column and is the founder and editor of the Maven Newsletter. As a Meditation teacher, Usui / Karuna Reiki Master (1996), PLR/Quantum Healing certified and RYT Yoga Teacher Tamira is dedicated to using a variety of methods and energy techniques to meet her clients individual needs.

Kepler Instructors are chosen for their expertise in academic and astrological knowledge and for their ability to effectively teach what they know to others in an online environment.

They must be able to produce quality instructional materials that enhance learning by using multiple strategies and approaches. They need to understand how to work with students remotely, and to develop the trust and respect of their students and colleagues.

They also need to stay up-to-date on new developments and examine the interplay of the new and old. And they must be willing acknowledge their own biases so they can present their students with multiple perspectives.