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Marilyn Fowler, MA

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

United States

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About Marilyn Fowler, MA

1) Since 2004 I have served as the Director of the Dream Studies Program and associate professor at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU). Like others in the IASD, the study of dreams has been my life's passion. Professionally, I am committed to bringing an understanding of the transformative power of dreams to others in mainstream academic and organizational education. To that end, my current research at JFKU involves a long-term study of our students' experience in the program in terms of the potential effect of dream studies on life goals, personal values and daily perspectives.
It was my own graduate work at JFKU in the Dream Studies program that changed my life and profession from corporate business consultant to dream studies educator. The dream I most remember that served as catalyst for my life transition was one in which I experienced myself as a slave shackled to my desk in the back room of my client's house. When friends would knock on the door, my client would tell them I was too busy to see them. Ouch! That was truly a wake-up call. One of my favorite dream books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is the story of a boy's long journey to distant lands to find a treasure that he ultimately learns is in his own back yard. I can relate. I found my treasure when I began to follow my dreams.

My notes on the IASD

5) As an IASD Board Member, I plan to contribute by using my skills and credentials in education and research to develop and publicize dream studies education to a broader audience. Given the wealth of new research on sleep
and dreams, I believe the study of dreams can become a major educational field. My goal is to help make this happen by supporting and promoting all of the professional research coming from IASD members and educational institutions like JFKU, Saybrook and others.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

My professional work has been more related to curriculum development than to writing and publication. For those who would like more information on the JFKU Dream Studies program, please go to http://www.jfku.edu and click on Dream Studies.

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