John V Davis
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I have two primary professional affiliations: the Ridhwan School and the School of Lost Borders.

  • I am an independent contractor with the School of Lost Borders. My main activity the last few years has been guiding a wilderness retreat called "Diamond in the Rough," and I have also been involved in training vision fast and wilderness rites of passage guides through the School for many years.

  • In addition, I was a professor at Naropa University for 13 years, where I chaired the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Department and developed and directed the low-residency programs in Transpersonal Psychology and Ecopsychology. In addition, I taught in Naropa's Wilderness Therapy program. At Naropa, I received both the President's Award for outstanding faculty member (2007) and the university-wide Student's Choice Faculty of Excellence award (2011). Prior to teaching at Naropa, I taught for 21 years at Metropolitan State College of Denver where I received the student's teaching award in the Psychology department.