Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned teacher and scholar-practitioner of ecstatic healing, spirituality, and creative transformation. She is currently Director of Research at Etfasis Institute of Systemic Family Therapy in Querétaro, Mexico, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), and Associate Editor of the journal, Dance, Movement, and Spiritualities. Hillary previously served as Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Faculty at the University of Louisiana. Her scholarship has made contributions to the study of interdisciplinary pedagogy, social cybernetics, creative therapeutic practice and training, ethnographic study of healing traditions, qualitative research of communication, and dance.
Hillary received her B.A. in Women’s Studies and Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan with extensive study in dance. Her doctorate in Transformative Studies is from the California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco. Hillary spent five years studying Zen Buddhism as a resident of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, and was awarded the Frederick P. Lenz Residential Fellowship for the Study of American Buddhism at Naropa University in Fall 2009. Hillary has a true commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and bringing contemporary people-helping professions into closer relationship to the healing ways held inside great wisdom traditions.