John Howie, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

  • Office: Armington Learning Center,
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5006
  • E-mail:

General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of Film—in Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Japanese anime, Joseph Campbell’s heroic journey in all of the preceding.
Psychosocial Adjustment to Archetypes, usually Greco-Roman
Dreams into Consciousness
Special Topics and Senior Seminars:
Mesoamerican Mythology & Dreams
Harry, Frodo, & Luke
Synchronicity & Dreams
Archetypal Psychology: Hillbilly as Trickster;
Paradigms in Chaos
Dreaming with duende
Senior Capstone: Interdisciplinary Commons: Law, Justice and Society:
Amidst the Chinese, Aztecs and Irish
Pirates in Myth and Reality
Psychology of War
Ecopsychology in the Incan Cosmovision
Psychology of Civil Disobedience

Classes Taught Abroad
With Kentucky Institute for International studies in Japan:
Psychology of Film: Anime Archetypes
Psychology of Religion in Japanese Gardens
With KEI at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Cusco, Peru:
Ecopsychology from Cusco to Machu Picchu in Peru

Ph.D. & Masters – Archetypal and Phenomenological Psychology with Minor in Literature at the University of Dallas, Texas (respectively 1986 & 1981).
B.A. in Philosophy – Swarthmore College, PA in 1975
The C.G. Jung Institute & Zurich Universität in Switzerland in 1978
The Goethe Institute in Staufen im Breisgau and Schwäbisch Hall, Germany in 1977
The Naropa Institute of Buddhist Studies (now University of Naropa) in Boulder, Colorado !975 & 1977

Social Justice and Civil Disobedience
Archetypal & Jungian Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology and “Eastern Religions”
Shamanism and indigenous religions
History of Shifting Scientific Paradigms
World Mythologies and Fairy Tales
Dreams and Synchronicity
Chaos and Complexity Theory
Appalachian History and Hillbilly Stereotypes as Tricksters