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William Noonan, Ph.D.

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Department of Religious Studies
wnoonan@marylhurst.edu

Education

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, California
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
BA, University of San Francisco

Classes Taught

Department of Religious Studies
Psychology of Religion: A Psychology of Religious Experience
The Sacred Earth: A Dialogue Between Spirituality & Ecology
The Spirituality of Work
Organizations of Continual Learning
Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling

About

Throughout his academic career, Bill Noonan has pursued the study of Religion and Psychology in attempt to understand the role myth, symbol and ritual play in the human construction of meaning. An example is his Ph.D. dissertation. where he developed a method of story making that facilitates meaning for people with chronic or life-threatening illness.

From 1988 to 1996, he worked with an innovative health care program, Planetree. He designed and implemented art programs for hospitalized patients in order to aid the healing process.

Bill is also an educator and consultant with an international practice that includes many leading learning organizations. His practice includes facilitating, conducting workshops and designing Web-based learning programs. He has published extensively on human resources and organizational topics; Bill is the author of the book, Discussing the Undiscussable.

 

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July 17, 2015

Labyrinth Group at Marylhurst - Monthly Meeting

Join Labyrinth Group for discussion of addition of temporary outdoor labyrinth (painted) while we continue with plans for construction of permanent...

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July 25, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

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August 08, 2015

Labyrinth Walk: Walking for World Peace

You are invited to walk the labyrinth, commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki and dedicated to peace in our troubled world. In the reflective ambia...

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