Katherine is Executive Vice President and Director of the New Earth Institute of Southwestern College. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Alfred University, New York, and her M.A. in Transformational Counseling and Education from Quimby College’s first graduating class. Quimby College later became Southwestern College.
Katherine has been involved with every aspect of Southwestern College’s growth and development since 1980. She worked closely with founding President Dr. Robert Waterman to move Quimby/Southwestern College from Alamagordo to Santa Fe in 1981. Since then, she has served as Vice President and Executive Vice President and has been involved in every aspect of building, developing and expanding the college and the curriculum.
Katherine developed and continues to teach Psychology of Altruism and Psychology of Consciousness I and II, three of the core classes in the graduate programs. She also co-leads the Wilderness Fast each year through the Ecotherapy Certificate Program.
She created SWC’s annual Transformation and Healing Conference, which features regional as well as internationally known speakers in the areas of holistic health, psychology and alternative therapies.
She is an experienced clinician, practitioner and ceremonialist. Her passion and life’s work is focused on transformational education in the field of consciousness.