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Program Faculty

Faculty & Program Directors

Below is a list of faculty at Goddard College. To filter this list by program, check the appropriate box.

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Annie Abdalla, MFA, MES (ON LEAVE)

I am deeply interested in the experience of cultivating a conversation between the seen and the unseen, of noticing in and noticing out. This integration of the spiritual, the physical, the emotional...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Pamela S. Booker, MFA, MA

During a time when social responsibility is too often treated as a “curiosity,” I have recommitted myself to cultivating sustainable systems and approaches that promote healthy exchanges between us, a...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Program Director in Plainfield, VT

Phyllis C. Brown, MMHS, EdD

In addition to my new role as BA in Individualized Studies Program Director at Goddard College, I am an adjunct professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Technology and Education in the School of Ed...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Bob Buchanan, PhD, MA

I’m delighted to support the learning of Goddard’s extraordinary students. The insight, energy and innovation you bring to your lives and communities has remarkable power and brilliance. It is an hono...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BFA in Creative Writing

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Wendy Call, MFA

Though both of my parents were teachers, I never imagined that I would become one. After studying biology as an undergraduate, I devoted the decade of the ‘90s to grassroots organizing for social and...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability, Individualized Master of Arts, MA in Health Arts and Sciences

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Karen Campbell, MA

I started life in a rather tight, island-nation that thought itself “white,” was translated through various cultures (mostly "Eastern"), and languages, and spent twenty-odd years working in another, s...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Neema Caughran, PhD, MDiv, MA

What I call “radical inclusivity” is my commitment to life.  I seek to break down the walls that separate “us” and “them:” one from another, culture from culture, religion from religion, community fro...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts, Individualized Master of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Francis Xavier Charet, PhD, MA

Like many who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I experienced the shift from an understanding of life based on traditional values to one more directly related to personal experience. This shift turned me...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Marilou Esguerra, MS, BFA

I am a passionate autonomy-seeking womyn-warrior in hot pursuit of her own desire, while fighting against all forms of imperial delirium. I consider myself a collective - a network of support and reso...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BFA in Creative Writing

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Laurie Foos, BFA

One of the things I find most exciting about teaching—and about writing—is the process of discovery. As a writer, I believe deeply in connecting with the unconscious mind in the drafting process, in g...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Maike Garland, EdD, MA

My desire to teach has always been fueled by my passion for social justice, sense of social responsibility, and tacit knowledge of and love for people. Early on, I learned how to reach students and cr...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Newcomb Greenleaf, PhD

After spending much of my life teaching mathematics in mainstream academia, I am utterly delighted to find myself at home at Goddard, where, instead of looking for mistakes to mark wrong, I can focus...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Bethe Hagens, PhD, MA

My best skill is asking questions, both of others and myself. My academic training is cultural anthropology, music, and design. I’m now in just my fifth calendar year at Goddard, but I have wanted to...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Celia Hildebrand, MS

I believe that we are all reaching towards health and well being and do the best that we can with what we know.  Sometimes we feel like that is not enough, and feel a passion to widen our lens beyond...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Catherine Lowther, PhD, MA

I grew up in a family of gardeners and have been growing food organically all my life. In thirty years of off-grid homesteading in Vermont, I learned about living in partnership with nature, producing...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Shaka McGlotten, PhD, MA

I am a young scholar and artist with one foot in the academy and one foot hovering over the simultaneously open and dense space that can broadly be called aesthetics (a space whose density and largess...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Otto Muller, PhD

I believe that artwork is work and the art-worker a laborer who gives value to substance. The work that the artist does in the world to expand the vocabulary of human expression, to offer access to th...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Sara Norton, MA

I love working with Goddard students, for like you, experiential learning has been a life-long passion for me. I enjoy helping students find ways to use the world around them as the classroom. I also...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Baco Ohama, MFA

Over and over again I’ve been led to the water’s edge. To thinking about the relationships between history, language and location. To what lies in the space between what is articulated by tongue and m...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Suzanne Richman, MSPH

I work with a range of students focused on creating healthy personal, social and ecological spaces.  I am keen to advise those interested in multiple perspectives-- from sacred ways of knowing to crit...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Muriel Shockley, MA

I was born a teacher and a student and have come to know organically that learning is an act of liberation and teaching an act of love. I believe learning is both emancipatory and subversive. Since 19...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

S. B. Sowbel, PhD, MS (on Leave of Absence for spring 2014)

Do call me Sowbel (rhymes with global), those who know me well do, and I expect after working together, we will indeed know each other well. If the spelling trips you up a bit, think in terms of “sowi...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Karen Stupski, PhD

I am passionate about creating a sustainable, cooperative culture. To me this means working for social and ecological justice, restoring damaged ecosystems, and creating modes of production and living...

BA in Health Arts and Sciences, Individualized Bachelor of Arts, BA in Sustainability

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Eva Swidler, PhD

My 'highest' academic degree, a PhD, is in history. Thinking about the location of the present as part of a continuum between the past and the future best explains for me how this world came to look a...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Diana Waters, EdD

Transformative Education is a tool for social justice and storytelling is a vehicle for social change. These are my two loves. I am the product of a large, east coast, urban school system. By the time...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Karen Werner, PhD, MEd

I was in a Masters program in Education when I felt a wave of wanting to be in spiritual practice. A gifted professor wove together Toni Morrison, Freud, the myth of Psyche and Cupid, and the professo...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in Plainfield, VT

Herukhuti, PhD, MEd

Dr. Herukhuti [heh-ROO-koo-TEE] is a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, sexologist, cultural worker, and neotraditional African shaman whose work is focused on sexual cultures, Indigenous...

Individualized Bachelor of Arts

Faculty in

Mary Sui Yee Wong, MFA

At a moment in time when hope appears but in distant horizons and compassion is held at close watch, it seems tantamount that we nurture a bond between the heart and mind to resist fatigue and pessimi...