Shaun McNiff 

Appointments and Teaching 

LESLEY UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA
2002 to date: University Professor
• Appointed as Lesley’s first University Professor 
2006 to 2010: Dean of Lesley College, Interim

ENDICOTT COLLEGE, Beverly, MA
1997 to 2002: Provost and Dean of the College, Professor
1995 to 1997: Executive Vice President and Dean of the College, Professor

LESLEY UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA
1973 to 1995: Professor and Dean

Books, Essays, Lectures, Exhibitions, Awards

Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression (2015); Art as Research: Opportunities and Challenges, Ed. (2013); Integrating the Arts in Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (2009); Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul (2004); Creating with Others: The Practice of Imagination in Art, Life and the Workplace (2003); Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go (1998); Art-Based Research (1998); Art as Medicine (1992); Depth Psychology of Art (1989); and six other books, as well as media programs. Books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and  Korean.

Over 50 chapters have been published in books and more than 150 essays and reviews in journals and magazines with translations into Russian, German, Dutch, and other languages. Hundreds of lectures and keynotes have been given throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand at universities, professional meetings, and public gatherings. Since the early 1970’s exhibited paintings at the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University, The Longwood Gallery at The Massachusetts College of Art, the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, the Jane Deering Gallery, and other universities and galleries.

Honors and awards include: Citations from the House of Representatives and Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for founding Expressive Arts Therapy (2009); Honorary Life Member Award of the American Art Therapy Association (1997); Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount Mary College (1993).

Education

FORDHAM COLLEGE, Bronx, NY, 1968, A.B., History--Art, Philosophy & Religion
ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, NY, NY, 1968, Painting with Theodoros Stamos
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Boston, MA, 1968-1969
GODDARD COLLEGE, Plainfield, VT, 1972, M.A., Psychology, Studies supervised by Rudolf Arnheim, Professor of the Psychology of Art at Harvard
UNION INSTITUTE, UNION FOR EXPERIMENTING COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES, 1977, Ph.D., Psychology of Art, Yellow Springs, OH