Guest Profile

Dr. Ron Hulnick

Dr. H. Ronald Hulnick has served as the President of the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California, since 1983. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the University's well-being including serving as a member of the University Board of Trustees, supervising and directing financial areas such as budget preparation, implementation and evaluation, long-range planning and fundraising, and overseeing all current and proposed university offerings.

Ron is a pioneer and innovator in the field of Spiritual Psychology, and together with the University's Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, he has played a seminal role in the development of the study and practice of Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. Spiritual Psychology is defined as the study and practice of the art and science of human evolution in consciousness. The University's Programs in Spiritual Psychology are offered within the context of Soul-Centered education, which recognizes spiritual reality and begins with the assertion that rather than human beings who have a Soul, we are Souls having a human experience. This principle evokes a radical paradigm shift, which results in a psychological and educational process whose goal is to bring forth the beauty, wisdom, and compassion inherent in every human being.

In co-creative partnership with Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Hulnick has provided leadership in designing, implementing, and facilitating the University's Graduate Degree Programs in Spiritual Psychology; Consciousness, Health, and Healing; Soul-Centered Leadership; and Soul-Centered Professional Coaching. He is actively involved in designing programs and seminars for the University, including USM's Online Classroom.

Dr. Hulnick holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. Licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Hulnick has been in private practice for over 25 years, working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Dr. Hulnick has co-authored with Dr. Mary R. Hulnick the widely acclaimed book Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology published in February 2011 by Hay House and distributed in English in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, England, India and the United States. It has also been released in native languages in Canada French speaking, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. In addition, he has also authored the book One Way to Know and is the co-author with Dr. Mary R. Hulnick of Financial Freedom in Eight Minutes a Day, published in 1994 by Rodale Press.

Dr. Hulnick is the founder of USM's Prison Project, a service project conducted by USM graduates at Central California Women's Facility, one of the largest women's prisons in the world. This service project, which originally took place at the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California, inspired the award-winning documentary Freedom to Choose, for which he is an Executive Producer. The Freedom to Choose documentary won the 2009 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase in the Documentary Category at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.