Elizabeth E. Meacham, PhD, is an environmental philosopher, award-winning teacher, author, healer, and musician.  She received her PhD in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her MA in Philosophy from Cleveland State University (summa cum laude). She is the founding director of Lake Erie Institute, a nonprofit educational center that offers face-to-face and online workshops in environmental thought and leadership, ecospiritual practices, and earth-connected healing modalities.  She is currently completing a book entitled, Reconnect with Earth: Spiritual Practices for Individuals and Groups. She also works in private practice as an energy healer and spiritual coach.

From 2010 to 2016, she taught in the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Ursuline College, in Pepper Pike, OH. Her courses included environmental philosophy, ecojustice, ecopsychology, bioethics, and topics in sustainability. During her time at Ursuline, she co-created an undergraduate degree in Sustainability and Social Justice, and created an online graduate certificate in Sustainability and Spirituality.

Dr. Meacham publishes in the areas of creativity, contemplative ecology, sustainability, religion and spirituality. She presents research and leads workshops regionally and nationally. She has worked as an online learning trainer, and instructional designer, at the University of Vermont, Cleveland State University, and the College of Notre Dame, and as an online learning consultant at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, The Barfield School, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Institute for Noetic Sciences. She also performs her original ecospiritual music, as well as folk music and jazz, in the Northeast Ohio region.

Selected Publications:

Meacham, Elizabeth E., “The Self System Drawing: Teaching a Sustainable Worldview through Creativity,” The Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 7 December 2014.

Meacham, Elizabeth E., “Fracking and Environmental Justice in Ohio,” Voices: The Ursuline College Magazine, Spring 2015.

Meacham, Elizabeth E., “My Weakness is My Strength,” Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay (I Speak for Myself), by Gina Messina-Dysert and Jennifer Zobair, August 2015.

Meacham, Elizabeth E., Emerson, Macy, and the Evolution of Participatory Epistemology, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, 2011, 210 pages; 3457731, http://gradworks.umi.com/34/57/3457731.html