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Chuck Burack, Ph.D.

Chuck Burack, Ph.D.
Department Chair
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3589

A professor and core faculty member in JFKU's B.A. Psychology program, which he directed from 2007 to 2010. He also designed and launched the new B.A. Liberal Studies program. Chuck specializes in integrative approaches to psychology, spirituality, and literature and has pioneered contemplative, creative, and integral approaches to education. An award-winning scholar and widely published writer-poet, he has published two books (D. H. Lawrence's Language of Sacred Experience and Songs to My Beloved) and dozens of essays, stories, poems, and meditations. In 2001, he received the New Scholar Award from the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America for his innovative articles about Lawrence's creative process and spiritual artistry. Chuck is completing a spiritual memoir and a book on creativity and spirituality. A former rabbinical student, he was trained as an interfaith spiritual director and lay chaplain and is active in interfaith education, counseling, and the arts.


University of Michigan, BA, 1977
University of Chicago, MA, 1984
Northwestern University, MA, 1988
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1996