Curriculum Vitae

PUBLISHED WORK

BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS

“Dreams and Synchronicities.” In: De Veaux, Marcella, and Jennifer Leigh Selig (Eds). Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World.  Carpinteria CA: Mandorla Books, 2016; pp. 78-79.

Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Write and Live the Heroine’s Story. Wheaton IL: Quest Books, 2015.

“Dyspareunia,” “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” “Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood,” and “Tardive Dyskinesia.” In: Thackery, E (Ed). The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. Detroit: Thomson/Gale; 2002.

Editor-in-chief of:
            Healthwise for Life, 3rd Ed. Boise ID: Healthwise, Inc., 1998.
            Healthwise Handbook, Canadian edition. Boise ID: Healthwise, Inc., 1998.
            Healthwise Handbook, South African edition. Boise ID: Healthwise, Inc., 1998.

Contributor to: Fallcreek S. and M. Mettler, A Healthy Old Age: A Sourcebook for Health Promotion with Older Adults. Binghamton NY: The Haworth Press, 1983.

ARTICLES

“The Loa Mounts: Physical, Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Possession.” Mythological Studies Journal Vol. 3 (2012).

“Relinquishing Grief: Orpheus, Eurydice, and Hermes in “Truly Madly Deeply.” Mythological Studies Journal Vol. 2 (2011).

“Spring Fling.” Writing It Real, 2007.

“The Lord of the Rings – An Archetypal Hero’s Journey” 2001
http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/120101_02.html – won a “Commended” award in 2003 from the Mithril Awards for Tolkien Fanfiction in the category of “Best Critical Essay.”

Article on hysterectomy and two articles on HIV/AIDS for The Idaho Statesman, 1996.

Article on hikes in the Newhalem, Washington, area for Trails (Methow Valley Sports Trails Association), Summer 1996.

“The Learning-Disabled Child: Between Parent, Teacher, and Physician.” Northwest Health Team, October 1978. With AL Skinner, MD, and TE Potter, PhD.

BLOG POSTS

“Adverbs: Use Them or Lose Them?” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/adverbs-lose-them-use-jody-bower-phd

“The Other Journey,” January 3, 2017. http://www.carolspearson.com/2017/01/the-other-journey/

“Looking Forward,” Finewiner, July 22, 2016. http://finewiner.com/looking-forward

“Beginning Again – and Again.” Finewiner, June 6, 2016. http://finewiner.com/beginning-again-and-again

“The Wandering Heroine: A Quest of a Different Kind.” Pacifica Post, August 26, 2015. http://www.pacificapost.com/mythology/the-wandering-heroine-a-quest-of-a-different-kind

“6 Tips for Writing a Nonfiction Essay.” The Well Written Woman, April 7, 2015. http://thewellwrittenwoman.com/tips-for-writing-a-nonfiction-essay/#.VSR8UPnF-So

“You Can’t Treat Her Like Other Women: Anima and Animus in The Philadelphia Story.” The Global Question, March 4, 2015:  http://www.the-global-question.com/you-cant-treat-her-like-other-women-anima-and-animus-in-the-philadelphia-story/

“Inviting the Muse.” The Well Written Woman, September 3, 2014. http://thewellwrittenwoman.com/inviting-the-muse/#.VOkAiPnF-So

“Authorial Intrusion.” The Well Written Woman, February 19, 2014. http://thewellwrittenwoman.com/authorial-intrusion/#.VOkAyPnF-So

OTHER WORKS

She’s Leaving Home: Recurrent Motifs in Women’s Narratives. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Jan. 2013. http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#abstract?dispub=3555145
Won “Honorary Mention: Dissertation of Excellence” in the 2014 Kore Award competition of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology.

Wrote or edited over 1,200 patient information topics with over 1,500 related home care instructions for TouchWorksÔ CareGuideÔ content for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., 1999-2006.

White paper on bioterrorism distributed to Allscripts clients following 9/11/2001. With RR Dionne, MD. Paper quoted by U.S. Senator William Frist in newsletter to constituents.

Healthwise KnowledgebaseÔ topics on Allergies, Birth Control, Breast Changes-Normal and Abnormal, Breast-Feeding, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Lead Poisoning, Melanoma, Multiple Pregnancy, Normal Pregnancy, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Vaginal Yeast Infections, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean, 1996-1998.

LECTURES, CLASSES, and PRESENTATIONS

“It’s Not the Wand, it’s the Wizard . . . or Is It? The Evolution of the Good Wizard,” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2017.

“Quit Being Such a Hero: The ‘Midwife’ Approach to Social Activism,” Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Port Townsend, WA, May 2016; Kitsap UUF, Bremerton, WA, June 2016; Rotary Club of Port Townsend, October 2016; Skagit UUF, Mount Vernon, WA, March 2017.

“The Wisdom of Women’s Stories,” American Association of University Women chapter meeting, Port Townsend, WA,  November 2015; given again at state convention of the AAUW, Suquamish, WA, April  2016.

“Re-Storying the Movies: The Evolution of the Prince and Princess in American Animated Films from 1937 to 2016,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2016.

“Introduction to Dante,” QUUF, March – April, 2016.

“Ereshkigal: A New Look at an Old Goddess,” Association for the Study of Women in Mythology Annual Conference, Portland OR, April 2015.

“How Women Write the Heroine’s Story,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2015.

“Cosmos and Psyche,” QUUF, Jan – March 2015.

“Reading James Hillman.” QUUF, April–June 2014.

“Living with Ereshkigal and Sisyphus.” Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, January 2014.

“Are We Hardwired for God? Possession and Trance States.” Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, September 2013.

“The Buddha: The First Neuroscientist?” Unity Church of Port Townsend, July 2010; Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, July 2013; Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, August 2013.

“How Films Grab Us by the Psyche: Use of Archetypes and Myths in Film.” Quimper Unitarian Universalist Church (QUUF), Port Townsend WA, September–December 2012.

“The Role of ‘Seeing’ in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Unity Church of Port Townsend, May 2012.

“Avatar from a Mythological Perspective,” American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Antonio TX, April 2010.

“Spirit, the Shadow, and Soul.” Unity Church of Port Townsend, March 2009.

“The Tarot: History and Interpretation.” 4-week class, Unity Church of Port Townsend, 2006.

Taught a 13-week class on writing for company scientists, PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue WA, 1996.

Teaching assistant for 400-level Human Development class, University of Washington School of Social Work, spring 1979.

ART and MUSIC

“Olympic Mountains from Dungeness Spit” (photograph). Western American Literature, Summer 2011, p. 126.

“Bubbles” (photograph). Between,  August 2010.

“Mask” (mixed media) shown in Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington, June 1996.

Sang with RainShadow Chorale 2004-2016 and Port Townsend Community Chorus 2000-2015. Alto soloist for the Handel “Messiah” (2015 and 2010), Bach “Magnificat” (2014), and many other works. Served on the board for RainShadow Chorale 2013-2016.