Author Pages

University Professors Press is proud to attract many prominent authors and scholars. Please click on the links below to find out more information about our authors.

Jason Dias, PsyD, teaches graduate and undergraduate psychology. He is a cofounder of the Zhi Mian Institute for International Existential Psychology, frequently visiting China to deepen and extend international understanding of the existential and humanistic psychology. Seeking to bring existential ideas out of the ivory tower, he writes a column for aNewDomain and is also a novelist. Visit his author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Dias!


Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD, is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Pikes Peak Community College.  He is the current Secretary and more recently, President-elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) and Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. Dr. Granger is a sought after speaker with several publications, presentations, workshops, and keynotes to his credit. Dr. Granger is founder and director of Be REAL Ministries, Inc., a faith-based non-profit organization devoted to Making a Difference for REAL People with REAL Issues, particularly the homeless population as well as other disenfranchised groups. Visit his author page to find out more bout UPP author Dr. Granger!

Tom Greening, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Saybrook University and was the editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology for 35 years. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Humanistic Psychology and the Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties. Dr. Greening is an avid poetry writer and has published three volumes of poetry through University Professors Press. Visit his author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Greening!


Betsy HallPhD, is the Assistant Dean and Professor in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at Regis University.  Her passion lies in teaching courses on substance abuse and trauma, clinical techniques, personal mythology, and the therapeutic relationship from a depth perspective.  Dr. Hall has lectured extensively on mythological and depth approaches to treatment and counselor education.  She has been a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist in Colorado for 32 years.  Psychotherapy’s Pilgrim-Poet is Dr. Hall’s first book. Visit her author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Hall!

Louis Hoffman, PhD, is faculty member at Saybrook University, psychologist in private practice, and an established leader in the field of psychology. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as three divisions of APA. Dr. Hoffman has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books, including four books published by University Professors Press. Visit his author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Hoffman!


Michael Moats, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice that primarily works with military personnel and their families. His passion lies in working with clients who are learning to redefine their lives and create new meaning, especially those dealing with grief and loss in its many forms. Dr. Moats has two books to his credit and is working on a third, as well as numerous journal articles, poetry, and book chapters on various topics including existential psychology, multicultural issues in psychotherapy, international psychology, grief, and suicide. Visit his author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Moats!

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD,  is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012),  president-elect of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University.  A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 11 books (several of which have been translated into Chinese, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese). Dr. Schneider is the recipient of the Rollo May Award from Division 32 of the APA for “Outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology.” Visit his author page to find out more about UPP Author Dr. Kirk Schneider. 

Franklin Sollars, PhD, is a clinical faculty member of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology . He is a founding member of the Integrative Psychoanalytic Society (formerly the Michigan Society for Integrative Psychoanalytic Studies). As the Clinical Director of Sollars and Associates, a multi site clinical practice in Southern Michigan, Dr. Sollars oversees the clinical practice of both licensed psychotherapists and graduate interns. He is beginning the second book in his series on Love Outraged and the Liberation of the Core Self, a depth psychological approach to emotional and spiritual growth.   He is also working on a movie script he hopes to have completed and into production in the near future. Visit his author page to find out more about UPP author Dr. Sollars! 


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